Julia Stuart's "gently comic, gently tragic" THE LAST PEARL FISHER OF SCOTLAND
Didn't know that Scotland even had pearls? Believe it!
They may not be quite as spectacular as this mammoth, but they were the inspiration for bestselling author of Balthazar Jones and the Tower of London Zoo Julia Stuart's story of one man's quest to find a pearl, save his marriage – and track down a missing rabbit named Frank.
Brodie McBride is having a tough time.
The last expert in the ancient art of pearl fishing, he’s on a quest to track down the pearl that will complete a necklace for his wife, Elspeth, convinced that the love token will save their marriage.
But Scotland’s rivers are running out of mussels, Elspeth is running out of patience, and their daughter, Maggie, is running wild with her moustachioed pet rabbit.
And when Maggie takes matters into her own hands, determined to keep the family together, the McBrides are soon at the centre of international commotion that will change everyone’s lives forever.
'The Last Pearl Fisher of Scotland is a gently comic, gently tragic novel, full of lyricism, humanity and the pearl that is love. Read it at once' - A. L. Kennedy