Friday, 23 September 2011


We are delighted to announce that Keith's latest novel, specially written for youngsters will be published by G-Press, an imprint of Golden Guides Press in February 2012.

It is a dark tale set in Victorian London. The action moves swiftly from the old Cross Bones Graveyard to the Thames and to fashionable areas of London. There are phrenologists, police officers, mediums, ghosts and of course - The Curse of the Body Snatchers. It is just the sort of novel that youngsters will delight in reading last thing at night!

Have a look at the video to get a flavour of its atmosphere.

And if you want to pre-order the book either do so on the bar on the left or visit our own WEST UIST CHRONICLE BOOKSHOP  at the very bottom of  the blog.

Calum Steele

Sunday, 18 September 2011


Dice have been around for a long time. For about 5,000 years in fact. Keith was recently interviewed on the Simon Mayo Show on BBC Radio 2, about his forthcoming book THE POCKET GUIDE TO DICE AND DICE GAMES, which is due to be published in March 2012.

With photographs of dice from his personal collection and illustrations by the talented Laura Matine, this book is a pot-pouri of history, magic tricks, tips about playing dice for fun, and important information about the mathematics of odds. It is a must-read if you are contemplating a trip to a casino.

Check out the video about the book.

And if you are interested in pre-ordering it, check out the side bar on the left, or go straight to The West Uist Chronicle Bookshop at the very bottom of the blog.

Calum Steele,

Friday, 16 September 2011


Do you remember those wonderful days in the school lab? Not those days when you had to do those dreadful tests, or when your science teacher demonstrated yet another experiment that failed abysmally and the chemicals turned the wrong colour. Rather, those days when you learned about some amazing principle and felt stimulated to go home and try it out yourself. And when you did, do you recall that Eureka moment?

The West Uist Chronicle is pleased to announce that one of Keith's latest books SCHOOLBOY SCIENCE REMEMBERED is now out. It takes you on a voyage of scientific re-discovery. From the kitchen laboratory to the bathroom test site you will be able to do experiments galore, investigate the mystery of the pyramid, find things out about your body and make things fizz. If you want to re-experience those Eureka moments, then this book is for you

Did you know?
That Tycho Brahe, the great Renaissance scientist had an artificial silver nose and was assisted in his experiments by his court jester

  • That you can make a battery from a stack of coins, blotting paper, silver foil and some salt and vinegar
  • That an ancient Greek inventor, Hero of Alexandria invented a steam machine 1,700 years before James Watt built his steam engine

  • That you can make a crystal set radio from a toilet tube, copper wire, a pencil, a safety pin, a few drawing pins and paper clips, and an old razor blade
Well, you can find out here. Have a look at this video.

And if you are interested in obtaining a copy, scroll down the left hand side, or pay a visit to The West Uist Chronicle Bookshop at the very bottom of the blog

Calum Steel

Saturday, 3 September 2011


Dear Readers,

Due to much demand for some of the various books written by Keith our honorary editor we have decided to open The West Uist Chronicle Bookshop. You will see it at the bottom of the blog if you just scroll down.

We will be adding other books, not just Keith's as we go along, but why not have a look for yourself.

Calum Steele