novel of West Highland family life spanning the years from the
Second World War to the present day. Davie Sinclair, a shepherd's
son, grows up on a hill farm in Kintyre and follows a career to
Glasgow and Edinburgh, and later to Africa, before returning to
his native land. In this, his first novel, Sandy Young has drawn
on his experiences in the agricultural community to people his
pages with warm and loving characters whose down-to-earth good
sense carries them through all the tragedies, joys and surprises.