And The Circus Came to Bathgate
About the Book
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
About the Author
Paula was born in Guyana South America and left in 1966 after meeting and falling in love with a soldier. Guyana was then known as British Guiana; a British Colony and the British Army were called in to quell political and social unrest at that time. Paula married her soldier and then came to live in Edinburgh, Scotland and continues to live there. Paula has three sons, all grown up, with six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The family have travelled extensively throughout the United Kingdom, eventually settling in Edinburgh. Paula decided to write this story which is mainly about her relationship with a pet cat which she had for 17 years before having to let him go due to his ill health. Paula believes that our pets also have souls guided by Spirit and they can be our guides and guards as we grow together to develop a unique relationship. This relationship can also be a help for our human relationships and it would be lovely to see more pets in more homes for the benefit of both parties.