The Posy Ring
By (author) Catherine Czerkawska
When antiques seller Daisy Graham inherits an ancient house on the Hebridean island of Garve, she plans only to sell up, daunted as she is by its isolation and its crumbling structure. But the house, its beautiful grounds and the island itself quickly prove themselves too charming – their secrets too fascinating – for Daisy to resist, and she finds herself unable to walk away. Meeting a wealthy fine art dealer who has an evident interest in the house, she’s also attracted to him, yet suspicious of his motives.In parallel with their story runs that of two 16th-century lovers who meet after members of an ill-fated Armada ship crew find safe passage to the island, one of them falling in love with the laird’s daughter. The precious gold posy (poesy) ring he gives her is found centuries later and will provide the link between their intertwined stories. Are its engraved mottos, un temps viendra and vous et nul autre, somehow prophetic for Daisy?
Catherine Czerkawska is a multi-award-winning novelist and playwright based in Scotland. She has written plays for the stage, ITV and BBC Radio 4, and has published numerous short stories. Her eight novels include The Curiosity Cabinet, shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize and serialised on BBC radio in 2013.