The Skinny, 22 September 2010
'The tales range into entertainingly bizarre areas... The main characters are well written and it is quite comedic at times... A good story and an enjoyable read...' (3 Skinnies of a possible 5)
The [Glasgow] Herald, 30 October 2010
'It's fun, evoking the period...while ditching most of the ornate language that might be a stumbling block for modern readers. You couldn't make this up.' ('Paperback of the Week')
The Big Issue, 4 October 2010
'There is a certain ornate humour to Drummond's writing, and Novgorod The Great has plenty of ideas thrown into the pot...'
Amazon customer 5-star reviews, 2014
'A well written and constantly amusing book.'
'Drummond has been quoted as saying that he writes novels because nobody else writes the kind of novel he wants to read. I can believe that, because he doesn't really write or sound quite like anyone else.'
The Scots Heritage Magazine, Autumn 2014, had a five-page spread - entitled 'The Wanderer' - on John Dundas Cochrane, his adventures and Mrs Cochrane. And an interview with myself. A (greyscale) facsimile of the interview appears here. Click here for more information on the magazine.