I cannot resist the opportunity to extend some aloha to the memory of a great writer!
Dave Cleghorn, gave me permission to use his photo that he posted on Flickr. Thanks, Dave! But it took me more than six years to actually post it. Tsk!
This wonderful author was laid to rest at Dryburgh Abbey as the world mourned the loss, and still does. Britannica.com lists him as the "Scottish novelist, poet, historian, and biographer who is often considered both the inventor and the greatest practitioner of the historical novel." No arguments here!