A native of Argyll, Scotland, Jill McGown has lived in Corby, England, since she was
ten. She wrote her first novel, A Perfect Match, in 1983. Among those
that have followed are Gone to Her Death, Murder at the Old Vicarage,
Murder . . . Now and Then, The Murders of Mrs. Austin and Mrs. Beale,
The Other Woman, A Shred of Evidence, Verdict Unsafe, Picture
of Innocence, Plots and Errors, Scene of Crime, and Death
in the Family.
Jill McGown died of cancer in 2007, aged 59.
This biography was last updated on 10/27/2007.
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Jill McGown, in her own words
"If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably
want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how
my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David
Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it."
J D Salinger: The Catcher in the Rye
Do you really want to hear about it? I suppose you do, or you wouldn't be
here. So, all right, here goes.
I was born on the 9th of August 1947 in Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland. Campbeltown is on the Mull of Kintyre, made famous by Paul McCartney and Wings, and I knew the piper who plays the solo on the record, so there! The McCartneys moved to Campbeltown after I'd left, so I can't claim to know the great man himself.
In those days Campbeltown was principally a fishing town which got a lot of summer visitors. We went to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute for our summer holidays, and I expect some people from Rothesay came to Campbeltown; it was a bit like Mark Twain's thing about people taking in one another's washing. We sailed on the turbine steamer Duchess of Hamilton, or the paddle steamer Waverley, up Kilbrannan Sound, calling at ...
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