Writing the story of Robert Tomlinson was actually quite difficult. I wanted to pull out facts, as facts are important. I also wanted to give enough information to get a picture of what we knew about him. There have been quite a few books written about him. Not all the information in those books is accurate – stories get muddled and changed through the years, and we have so much more access to records now than we did in the years since they were written. Some were written during his lifetime and some as late as 40 years ago.