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General Store Publishing House

November 15, 2010 12:00 ET

Historical Records Don't Tell the Whole Story

RENFREW, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 15, 2010) -

Attention: Book Editors

In two novels of acclaimed historical fiction, author David Mulholland's characters show the emotional and psychological impact of history.

"It's beyond the scope of the historian to report their subject's thoughts," Mulholland says. "But by imagining what those thoughts might have been, the novelist can show how people's actions created the historical record. That's the approach I take to writing my novels."

In McNab, set in Canada, the Scottish Highlands, and the United States, the author portrays the struggle of real 19th century immigrants against the tyranny of Chief Archibald McNab who attempts to impose the Scottish feudal system. Matters are further complicated when McNab's piper has a turbulent relationship with an Irish lass who challenges his beliefs about marriage and women. Her passionate independence takes his heart on a wild ride!

With DUEL, Mulholland claims to have uncovered a manuscript written by an obsessive blacksmith who sheds new light on events that led to the fatal duel between law students Robert Lyon and John Wilson in Perth, Upper Canada, on June 13, 1833. But is the blacksmith's passionate narrative fact or fiction? The author is leaving it up to readers to decide.

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