…and buy this good lady‘s inestimable tome here.  Over on a fellow labourer-in-the-blogyard’s site she harrumphed that she still hadn’t the funds to cross the old blue-and-briney to the land of her fathers.  If she doesn’t make it over, it’ll be your fault for not forking out the mullah, and you’ll win the enmity of more that just fictional Scots.  So there. 

My review:

A rip-roaring joy-ride of a story.  I laughed, I cried, I went to Mass.

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