'An ancient brooding castle... a dispossessed child... a lifelong passion for one errant man... wars, crises and feuds... ' WASHINGTON POST.
Reay Tannahill's great bestseller is the story of an extraordinary woman's determination to win back her birthright – the remote and beautiful West Highland castle of Kinveil – sold by her father to a Glasgow merchant when she was seven years old. It is also the intricate picture of a family in the heyday of the British Empire, an epic story spanning almost a hundred years and stretching from Edinburgh to the Crimea, from an expanding America to the India of the Raj.
Head of Zeus * Saga
13 Mar 2014 * 720pp * £10 * 9781781859032
'This novel most closely emulates... WAR AND PEACE... The heart beats faster as each page turns.'
'An absorbing saga spanning a century of love affairs, hatreds and highpoints of Victorian history'
'A fine storyteller with... an appreciation of the Highlands that is downright poetic'.'
Reay Tannahill was born in Glasgow in 1929. She wrote two non-fiction bestsellers, FOOD IN HISTORY and SEX IN HISTORY and won the 1990 Romantic Novel of the Year Award for PASSING GLORY. She died in 2007.