An Emigrant’s Tale


New Paperback Aileen Campbell

Aileen Campbell McCausey has blessed us with a restrained yet moving account of a gallant young Scotswoman’s coming of age in the war torn era of the 1940’s. Thanks to Aileen’s near infallible memory, we are carried back to those terrible times of World War II, where we watch her defiantly forge a life in the face of a world in chaos and collapse. Those who love Scotland will love this book.- Calib E Crowell, August 27, 2001

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Aileen Campbell

Aileen Campbell was born near Brahan Castle in northern Scotland. An art enthusiast even as a young girl, she was greatly influenced by J. Pittendrigh Macgillivray, the appointed king's limner, or royal painter, for Scotland. During World War II, she served as a registered nurse and certified nurse-midwife in both Scotland and England before immigrating to Canada. After moving to the United States, where she served again as an R.N. and CNM in Maryland, she retired in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. There she continued to paint and won recognition for her accomplished watercolors. Besides studying art, she developed an interest in the music and literature of Scotland. Aileen passed in 2016.


Aileen Cambell, the youngest of three children, was born in the old house by the garden gate. The garden was part of a large estate in the north of Scotland. Her father was the garden superintendent. From as you as a babe in arms, she was introduced to each variety of flower, by her mother. She also learned the call of the birds and spent her young life in this pastoral setting. Aileen remained a loyal Scott and delights in sharing her Scottish stories to all who wish to listen. As well as the love of storytelling she always has an intense desire to heal the sick and cheer the lonely. Her travels through life led her down many varied paths. Determination was possibly the key to her success.


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