WINNER OF THE 2018 TIMES/CHICKEN HOUSE CHILDREN'S FICTION
When Iseabail is employed by a wealthy merchant
to be his daughter's companion, her life changes forever.
Transported from her remote island home to the Scottish borderlands,
Iseabail is unnerved both by her precocious young charge and
the house's secrets: a hidden chapel, servants who speak in a foreign
tongue, a mute stableboy. And then the merchant returns with
a mysterious cargo. Why has Iseabail really been summoned here?
And will she ever make it back home?