We're in the middle of the early Autumn heatwave from hell. So I could be doing all sorts of jobs around the place. But I'm not. I'm reading instead.
Dodging some historical information as a lead in and a prologue to take this opening paragraph from Chapter One.
"Drumlanrig Castle, Scotland
18th April - 11.58am
As the car drew up, a shaft of light appeared through a break in the brooding sky. The castle's sandstone walls glowed under its gentle touch, an unexpected shock of pink against the ancient greens of the surrounding hills and woodlands."