Monday, 1 August 2016

Malcolm Robinson's Nessie Book Now Published

Malcolm Robinson's "The Monsters of Loch Ness" is now out and he has put out his own details below. I have already bought the Kindle edition for ease of searching but will also buy the paperback for the library shelves (do people do hardback now)? I will review in due course.


The Monsters of Loch Ness (The History and the Mystery) is NOW available to buy and download. I’m very proud of this book folks, it’s been in the offering since I was at least 15 and now it’s finally seen the light of day. 

THE MONSTERS OF LOCH NESS (The History and the Mystery)

OK folks I’m pleased to say that I can now give you information on how to obtain a copy of my new book, The Monsters of Loch Ness, (The History and the Mystery) You have three options.

OPTION 1: LULU. Order it direct from Lulu (not the singer, the company) Just type in either my name in the search bar or type in The Monsters of Loch Ness (The History and the Mystery) Upon doing so the booking form will come up.
OPTION 2: AMAZON. No matter where you are in the world if you are from France, Belgium, Italy U.K. or the Netherlands, go to the Amazon of your country and again type in the search bar The Monsters of Loch Ness (The History and the Mystery) Upon doing so you can place your order. Please note that for the moment that the paperback version of the book is not at the moment up on Amazon (but it will be very soon, I’ll keep you posted when it’s up)

OPTION 3: KINDLE. My book is also available in those dam blasted kindle thingys. (I’m not a fan of Kindle as you will see) I’m from the old school you can’t beat holding a good old book in your hands a Kindle for me doesn’t give you the same feel. But hey ho, for some that’s their bag. So should you want a Kindle version and only get an 80% feel of what my book is all about, then again go to the Amazon of your country and type in the search bar The Monsters of Loch Ness (The History and the Mystery) Download at £1.99 (Remember, I can’t sign a Kindle !)

The retail price for my 590 page paperback book with 73 photographs is £15:99. For Kindle it’s around £1:99 per download (I believe)

OK boys and girls some of you have asked me to sign you a copy of my new book The Monsters of Loch Ness (The History and the Mystery) If you were to order direct from the publisher then of course it wouldn’t be signed. The only way to do this is for you to pay me, I’ll order the book at this end, sign it for you, and send it straight off to you. Job done.

So if you want a signed copy, here is what to do;
1) Send a cheque made payable to Malcolm Robinson for £18:00 (this includes the postage for me to send the book to you. (*)
2) Send your cheque and who you would like the book signed to (if it’s not you let me know who to sign it to) and send to. Malcolm Robinson (Books) Flat 5, Unicorn House, Croft Road, Hastings, East Sussex, England, TN34 3HE.
3) (*) The book’s retail price is £15:99
It’s as simple as that over to you. E-mail me at if you want a signed copy.

FORMAT: Paperback
ISBN NUMBER: 978-1-326-72942-4
PRICE: £15:99
PAGES: 590


  1. The Kindle price is indeed £1.99, and it's a bargain. I have bought it.

    1. Bargain indeed, but I still like the feel of that book in my hand and a library to keep it in!

  2. Has anyone an opinion on photos?

  3. The book has another photo taken by William Jobes in 2015. He says he was taking landscape shots and only noticed the possible Nessie later. It looks to me like a thin stick protruding from the water at a slope of about 20 degrees to the horizontal. It doesn't look animate nor can I see any disturbance where it leaves the water. In fact if I saw it on a photo of mine my first thought would be "thread on the sensor".

    I've tried to calculate its size (if it's a real object) from the information he gives on his camera (Canon 7D with 18-55 lens) and the fact that he says it was at least 1000 yards away. I get a length of at least 15 feet, which I think is just too big to be credible for the length of an animal's neck. However there are several uncertainties, not least the difficulty of working with a small monochrome photo on the screen of a Kindle (a point in favour of real books there!)

    1. 55mm doesn't get you in close at all, it's like a 1.5x zoom on this camera. Although it's a strange pairing. The 7d was Canon's flagship APS-C camera of the era, but the 18-55 is a basic 'kit' lens (excellent for the money). I've never heard of them used together, but it's not impossible I suppose. Still, it's feck all use at getting close, and an unusual choice if you're trying to catch Nessie.

  4. Currently about halfway through this book, and I have to say that it is one of the most poorly written things I've ever read.
    The author has no concept of grammar, punctuation or the most basic idea of sentence construction...almost as disappointed as the residents of Lisbon who, on the morning of 1st November, 1755, woke up to find themselves, apparently in Spain.

    1. Now, 3 year olds have "no concept of grammar". so I think you exaggerate somewhat? What about the Nessie content, Riitta?

      There is a reviewer on amazon called "dystopia" who dished out one star to the book (and my own not surprisingly) based on a spelling mistake but likes to give 5 stars to books he regards as sceptical (including for some unfathomable reason, "A Monstrous Commotion" which is more neutral in its tone IMO). He sounds a bit of an arse to me.

    2. In my opinion the author has very little concept of grammar. The book would have benefited greatly from a good editor or even a good spelling checker (two different mis-spellings of papier mache on the same page!)

      The content is OK, I suppose, but adds very little to what I already knew. I think a much more informative (and more readable, and more grammatical!) book could be assembled from the contents of this blog.

    3. Actually I didn't find the spelling to be a was just the mangled writing. Still enjoying it though; will try not to be so precious in future!

  5. Got my copy yesterday. Im a bit disappointed that no further photo's of William Jobes's 2011 siggtings are in it, only one from 2015 and not the others he obtained in 2011 like i thought would be included in the book. Is there any way you can obtain these Roland? I would love to see them.