‘To call this an historical novel, despite its being rooted in history, would be to place it in a straitjacket: like its central character it overflows with spirit, and carries the reader along on its compelling tide of narrative. This is a book rich in detail, beautifully observed, itself poetic, which allows us to meet a great (in more ways than one) woman, the people, great and small, whom she influenced and those who, for good or ill, shaped her view on life. When facts are realised as fiction, when history is made presently resonant, something magical can take place – and this is it.’
Aonghas MacNeacail, poet, songwriter and scriptwriter.
‘Liz Macrae Shaw has constructed a most readable, entertaining and thought provoking historical novel around this remarkable woman. The book must be warmly welcomed. It merits a wide readership.’
Islands News and Advertiser