From the bestselling author of Balthazar Jones and the Tower of London Zoo comes the story of one man's quest to find a pearl, save his marriage - and track down a missing rabbit named Frank
'The Last Pearl Fisher of Scotland is a gently comic, gently tragic novel, full of lyricism, humanity and the pearl that is love. Read it at once'
A. L. Kennedy
Brodie McBride is having a tough time.
The last expert in the ancient art of pearl fishing, he's on a quest to track down the pearl that will complete a necklace for his wife, Elspeth, convinced that the love token will save their marriage.
But Scotland's rivers are running out of mussels, Elspeth is running out of patience, and their daughter, Maggie, is running wild with her moustachioed pet rabbit.
And when Maggie takes matters into her own hands, determined to keep the family together, the McBrides are soon at the centre of international commotion that will change everyone's lives forever.
Julia Stuart is a bestselling novelist and an award-winning journalist. She grew up in the West Midlands, and has lived in France, Spain and, most recently, Bahrain. Her previous novels include The Matchmaker of Perigord and Balthazar Jones and the Tower of London Zoo, which was published in 2010 to great acclaim, and went on to be a New York Times bestseller.