Suse Coon

Suse Coon started life training to be an architect but ended up as a fashion buyer then civil servant. After some time out to bring up her family of three, she returned to what had been a hobby and entered the field of freelance journalism. After becoming regional correspondent, then editor of the orienteering magazine CompassSport, she formed Pages Editorial & Publishing Services. In this guise, West Lothian Life was launched, while Suse maintained a level of freelancing and wrote the award winning children's novel Richard's Castle. In 1999, Suse bought over CompassSport and found her time taken up pretty well exclusively with the two magazines. In 2004, West Lothian Life was expanded to form Lothian Life, however, the workload was too great. In 2006, CompassSport was sold and Suse concentrated on the web version of Lothian Life. Her hobbies include gardening, orienteering, sea kayaking and Tai Chi.
Articles by Suse Coon:

Two More Hits from Picture Kelpies

The Picture Kelpies must be the best thing to come along in Scottish publishing this century. Floris have assembled a sensitive, witty, and very talented team of writers and illustrators to produce this series. The latest two are no exception.

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Ursula’s Secret

The title of the story is a bit of a giveaway. Ursula has a secret. But Ursula, her mother’s guardian is dead, so Lexy, who is having to deal with her mother’s recent death at the hands of a hit and run driver, has to deal with two unexpected inheritances in a matter of days.

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A Blonde Bengali Wife e-book

When I first reviewed A Blonde Bengali Wife, Anne Hamilton’s travel autobiography of her time as a volunteer in Bangladesh, I was awed by her accomplishments but I never imagined that these might extend to taking over Lothian Life.

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Silver Linings – Millie Gray

Millie Gray is something of an Edinburgh Treasure. She specialises in writing about what she knows. You get the feeling that she must never have to do any research, because the writing just tumbles out as if she were telling you a story she knows well.

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A Treat for Cycling Fans

The Aviva Tour of Britain is British Cycling’s premier road cycling event giving cycling fans the opportunity to see the world’s best teams and riders competing on their door step. Scottish cycling enthusiasts will be treated to two stages this year, with Stage 4 visiting Edinburgh for the first time in the history of the race.

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The Shoeshine Killer

Have you ever seen a shoeshine boy or girl in Edinburgh? Or anywhere in the UK for that matter? Not often. So by its very title, The Shoeshine Killer tells us we are going to be whisked away to foreign shores, in this crime thriller from local author, Marianne Wheelaghan.

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