• Pop could offer me no serious information whatsoever concerning the destiny of his own father, William Skyvington. He imagined vaguely that this man had been killed during World War I, but he could offer me no serious information whatsoever on his death. Now, if Pop had been an ignorant hillbilly, abandoned by his London relatives, I might have understood his ignorance. But that was not at all the case. Members of his mother's family were smart individuals, interested in literature and music, and relatively well off.
• When I asked my grandfather whether he could recall his own grandfather, Frank Skyvington, Pop amazed me by saying that he had never once heard such a name!
There was clearly something weird and disturbing in this curious state of affairs! A deep psychological problem? In the family-history domain, Pop seemed to have been brainwashed. I simply don't understand...
• Click here to read my very first blog post, entitled Family-history shock, published on 3 May 2010, on what culminated, several years later, in the Courtenay Affair.
• Click here to read the major blog post in this affair, entitled Chromosomes reveal the truth, published on 3 August 2014.
• The final step in understanding the Courtenay Affair consists of acquiring my book:
They Sought the Last of Lands
My Father’s Forebears
© William Skyvington 2014
Gamone Press, Choranche
This book can be ordered by dropping in at your local bookshop.