This book is a collection of short stories written by the members of the Forthwrite Writer's Group in Dalgety Bay, Scotland. Nestled on the shore of the Forth Estuary and within sight of the Forth Rail Bridge, the community seems to engender a surprising number of tales. This collection attempts to bring some of the most intriguing to the light of day. They range from Margery finding a body in her garden to Lizzie desperate for a pair of snakeskin shoes; from Dancer, organizing a strike of Santa's reindeer to Khalid building a bunker in a lemon grove; from Hilda the Russian sleeper agent to a Balloon Man who knows Julia Roberts. Geographically, the ripples go out from the Forth to an infant school in Fife, on to a crematorium in Edinburgh, and then far out to the Middle East, and North and South America.
Some of the stories are pure fiction, some are historical, and some more autobiographical in character. Some are simply good tales, destined to make you smile, but others will affect your view of the world and continue to ripple across your conscience. There is at least one story that is a must read for you.