Fascinating I am – Author Christine Richards

A couple of posts ago, I shared five fascinating facts about me, you might not have known. Today, I’ve invited fellow Edinburgh based writer, Christine Richards, to spill the beans. Christine has had a long and varied career including many distinguished years as an Edinburgh councillor and recently a spell as a member of the Edinburgh Festival council. Her debut novel, Whitewalls, is shortly to be joined by Autumn At Whitewalls.





   Fascinating Fact One I love horse racing-especially with Frankie Dettori. I used to own a racehorse called Trebonkers.
                                                                                         Fascinating Fact Two Falconry    – my favourite bird has always been a Great Grey Owl called Najavo who is an excellent communicator and always recognises me with owl squeaks. (Picture by John Coon)
Fascinating Fact Three   Coal mining. In the early nineties I helped to reopen Monktonhall Colliery in Midlothian together with a group of miners and enjoyed going underground with them wearing, of course, appropriate overalls and miner’s hat.
                                                                                                    Fascinating Fact Four I’m a big fan of Dame Edna Everage (Barry Humphries). Last year I bought and sent to him/her a cougar fur covered hot water bottle because at an event I attended to meet him he/she told me how cold he had been the previous night at his 4 star hotel in Edinburgh. He sent a lovely thank you saying he would take the bottle everywhere
with him and think of me ……………………
Fascinating Fact Five     I do life drawing and have exhibited my efforts at the Scottish Arts Club and WASPS studios in Edinburgh.
Goodness what a varied set of Fascinating facts, Christine. Plenty of life material there to draw from.
Christine’s Whitewalls, published by New Generation, is available from amazon, here: