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Anne and Mary’s Local Tales – Book Two Out Now

A second book of stories about the West Dunbartonshire area has been published by local writer and artist duo – Mary Irvine and Anne Marshall.

Book Two includes tales of Rabbie Burns’ visit to the area, the contribution made by Tobias Smollett of Renton and the Church of St Mahew in Cardross, as well as recognising John Brown Hamilton from Dumbarton who, in 1916 at the age of just 21, was awarded the Victoria Cross.


This second issue comes hot on the heels of their first book which has proved a resounding success with copies being sent to readers in Europe and the United States. The sales from Book One have paid for this second issue plus they have raised enough money to send £100 to the Beatson Cancer Charity.

The pair will be promoting the second book at events in the local area and are offering a special discounted rate of £4 for people who have already bought Issue 1 – or just £8 if buying both issues together.

They will be at Levengrove Open Day on Saturday August 12 where Anne will be doing face painting and Mary will be story-telling.

And work is underway on Book 3 which will be available from mid-September. It will focus on local hauntings, witchcraft and the unexplained and they are keen to hear from anyone who has a strange or ghostly experience to share that could be included in the book. Stories can be given to Anne in the Hub, Dumbarton or sent to Mary via email:

Both Books 1 and 2 are on sale in the Artizan Hub in Dumbarton or at Fruin Farm in Gartocharn or available by post by emailing for details (free p/p).

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