J.T. Fernie is the pen name of Moira Macfarlane, British
Consul in Florence for eight years and briefly Acting Director
of the British Institute of Florence. Her early love of telling
stories led her first into teaching, then as an HMI with the
former Scottish Office Education Department. Her love of
travel and literature enlivened the stories she told to children
and friends, allowing free rein to her imagination—a freedom
denied in writing educational reports for publication.
Moira returned to Scotland when she retired and, encouraged
by her children and happily distracted by her grandchildren,
began writing fiction. The Istanbul Ring is her first novel.
The Istanbul Ring
In a gripping tale spanning seven decades and three continents, the story of a strange ring unfolds and with it the story of the people whose lives will be irrevocably changed by owning it. The mystery begins with the unsolved murder of historian Dr Charles Gibson at his home in Edinburgh. Meanwhile...