This book is dedicated to my good friend Patricia Dunnigan who passed away in May 2018. At the time I was attending writing lessons and started writing this story and trying to think of a name for it, I met with Patricia on one of our regular coffee breaks. Patricia is from Bathgate and we often chatted about our families to learn that we had similar families. On that day we met for coffee, Patricia’s first words were “and then the Circus came to Bathgate”. This cracked us both into laughter and I told Patricia that she had inspired me for a name for my story. I am so grateful to Patricia for this.
Also, to my sons Kevin, Philip and Neil Mc Gregor for their support and for putting up with me throughout this writing.
Eternally grateful xx