Julia Stuart

The Last Pearl Fisher of Scotland
  • The Last Pearl Fisher of Scotland

  • 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 freelance journalist and former feature writer for the Independent and the Independent on Sunday. She lives in Bahrain. The Matchmaker of Périgord is her first novel.