It is 1936. Alasdair and Rachel are sent by their grieving father to stay at the black house of their grandfather on Lewis, a world away from their home in Glasgow. They soon discover that their grandfather is a man unlike others: thoughtful, compassionate and creative. And there is one event that shapes him more than any other - the sinking of the HMY Iolaire, which claimed a generation of the island’s young men on the very last leg of their long journey home from war.
Paperback. 228 pages