Ross Laidlaw

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Ross Laidlaw
Born Aberdeen, Scotland
Nationality Scottish
Genre Historical fiction, Thriller, Spy fiction

Ross Laidlaw is a Scottish writer of historical, thriller and spy fiction.


Laidlaw was born in Aberdeen and now lives in East Lothian. He attended the University of Cambridge and has spent time working and traveling in southern Africa.[1] In 1979, while working as a geography and history teacher at Belhaven Hill School near Dunbar, Laidlaw's first book was released, The Lion is Rampant, receiving significant praise.[2] He has since released five more books with the most recent being Justinian: The Sleepless One which was released in 2010.



  1. ^ "Ross Laidlaw". FantasticFiction. Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  2. ^ "Attila". Birlinn Limited. Retrieved 2009-09-30. 
  3. ^ "The Lion is Rampant A Political Thriller". Hessay Books. Retrieved 2009-09-30. 
  4. ^ "The Linton Porcupine: The Journal of One Nicholas Wainwright". Medieval Bookshop. Retrieved 2009-09-30. 
  5. ^ "Aphra Behn: Dispatch'd from Athole". Retrieved 2009-09-30. 
  6. ^ "Books". Polygon Books. Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  7. ^ "Theodoric by Ross Laidlaw". FantasticFiction. Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  8. ^ "Justinian". Birlinn Limited. Retrieved 2010-06-08. 

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