Reay Tannahill's great bestseller is the story of one 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.
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‘A sort of Scottish Gone with the Wind…an absorbing saga spanning a century of love affairs, hatreds and highpoints of Victorian history' -- Daily Express
‘A sweeping grandeur-touched novel with superb characterisations' -- Publishers Weekly
‘Reay Tannahill is a fine storyteller with a beautiful command of English…and an appreciation of the Highlands that is downright poetic' -- Washington Post
'Enthralling...a marvellous blend of Gone With the Wind and The Thorn Birds. You will enjoy every page' Daily Mirror
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