We've all done it - gone haring off after one thing and found entirely another - but surely not as disastrously as Henry. Antagonistic London brothers, Henry and Peter, each rush to Inverness after receiving mysterious letters. Henry hopes for love. Peter is on the trail of genius Gaelic bard Calum Calum, believed by the world to be dead. Troubled Elena is also drawn to the Highlands, seeking revenge on el malo, the evil one, the Scottish gunrunner who betrayed her family during the Spanish Civil War. Their three destinies are entwined, and each has a difficult truth to face in this hilarious comedy of errors.
Bobbie Darbyshire is author of Truth Games (2009), a satirical novel of sexual manners in 70s London. She won the 2008 fiction prize at the National Academy of Writing and was published in their anthology, Finding a Voice. Bobbie has worked as barmaid, mushroom picker, film extra, maths coach, cabinet minister's private secretary, and as a care assistant, as well as in social research and policy. She hosts a writers' group and is a volunteer adult-literacy teacher. She lives in Clapham, London.