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  • Hardback | Pub: 06 May 2021

    After Highland shepherd Colvin Munro disappears, a mysterious trail of his possessions is found in the Cairngorm mountains. Writing the eulogy for his memorial years later, his foundling-sister Mo seeks to discover why he vanished. Younger brother…

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Merryn Glover

‘A rich stew of a novel, one with a Victorian complexity of plot, a family saga which is also a socio-economic survey of Highland history … a considerable achievement’
Allan Massie, The Scotsman

 ‘the most wonderful blend of stark and sharp plot lines mixed with richly descriptive detailing, this is a beautifully readable novel … I found I couldn’t stop reading’
Liz Robinson, LoveReading

‘A paean to the bonds between people, their land and way of life’
– Scots Magazine

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