When Rose Fenemore takes a much-needed holiday to an isolated cottage on the Scottish island of Moila she doesn't expect much in the way of adventure - just a few quiet weeks of writing, walking and bird-watching. And then, late one night during a wild storm, two young men appear in her doorway, seeking shelter from the wind and rain. Neither man is quite who he claims, and the question of who to trust will put Rose in grave peril...ll at once I realised that the sky was full of movement, small shadowy shapes skimming low over the ground, swarming between the broch and the sea.
The stormy petrels. The fragile, tiny black birds, nocturnal and solitary, that come ashore to nest but spend most of the lives flying close above the sea-waves, come storm or shine. Mary Stewart's beloved novel of romance, intrigue and the natural world, set on a beautiful isolated Hebridean island and featuring incredible descriptions of the beautiful, shy bird we call the stormy petrel, a metaphor for the heroine's inner turmoil...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 17/03/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781444715071