Nineteen twenty-one. In Ireland, the bitter War of Independence drags on, but secret moves to arrange a cease-fire hold out hopes of peace.
Innocuous reasons for a crime scene... exploding statues in an art gallery and ornate buttons being slyly removed from people's garments whilst they are wearing them...
It is Burgos in 1599. María commits a crime so serious she could be hanged or burned at the stake. She is terrified of being caught so she and her friend Lucía flee f
Bright and musically gifted, Juan Hidalgo grows up in the Madrid of the early sixteen-hundreds. Employed as a harpist in the court of King Philip IV, he is soon writing his own mus
The Wallace family arrive back in their home city of Glasgow, after having been evacuated to the country for the duration of World War II. Their excitement knows no bounds.
This is no conventional novel. Set in the pre-computer age of publishing, of typewriters, galley proofs and printer's ink, it is based on the author's own experiences.