The Ghost of Erraid


In 1924, the Galways - Robert, Maggie, and their children, Liza (12) and Gerry (9), become a lighthouse family on Erraid, a tiny causeway islet of the south tip of the       
Hebridean Isle of Mull. Frequently caught between her violent, abusive father, Liza struggles to make sense of the local schoolteacher's obsessive interest in Gerry.

In the bleak but beautiful landscape, Jacobite history, Druidic myth and a 17th century shipwreck legend combine to create an unfolding drama which escalates to a terrifying climax.

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The characters are living, breathing people and all seen through those perceptive, characterful, youthful eyes:
warm, intelligent, impetuous, 'hodden-doon' Liza, beautifully drawn just at the cusp of child/adulthood. I can't tell you how good it was to be swept up in their story.              Linna Monteath

This book isn't just about the story but also about the sense of place and time, the characters and the atmosphere. I enjoyed being with them in that place and time. To achieve that with a young focus-character for an adult audience is outstanding.
                                                                        Eluned Kronacher-Edwrads

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