Sean Damer1Seán Damer is a sociologist by training and a writer by inclination.  He has written extensively on aspects of Clydeside social history, including the 1915 Glasgow Rent Strike, the Red Clyde, the 1920s Clydebank Rent Strike, Glasgow gangs and the development of Glasgow council housing.  His books include From Moorepark to ‘Wine Alley: ’The Rise and Fall of a Glasgow Housing Scheme (1989), and Glasgow: Going for a Song (1990.)  He is a regular book reviewer for the journal Scottish Affairs.  He is also interested in the modern history and culture of Crete; with Ian Frazer he co-authored On the Run: ANZAC Escape and Evasion in Enemy-Occupied Crete (2006.)

Seán has had short stories published in The Herald and Scotland on Sunday and broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio 4.  He has written radio drama, including a 4-episode adaptation of Rosemary Sutcliffe’s novel The Eagle of the Ninth, broadcast numerous times on BBC Radio Scotland.  His series on the people of the villages in western Crete’s White Mountains – Wild Mountains, Wild People – was broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland.  A former winner of the Radio Times New Television Drama Award, For the Good of the Cause is his first published novel.


For the Good of the Cause

For The Good of the Cause explodes the romanticism of The Skye Boat Song in a bold fictionalisation of the events that inspired it. It gives an insight into why people follow leaders…sometimes regardless of their flaws. Young Flora MacDonald is no Jacobite rebel. Nor is she an admirer of the Jacobites’ fugitive leader, Bonnie Prince…

Genre: Adventure, Faction, Historical, Strident
Subjects: Bonnie Prince Charlie, Culloden, Flora MacDonald, Jacobites, rebellion, Scotland, Skye, uprising