Thornyhold is a house deep in a wild wood like somewhere out of a fairy tale. Inheriting it is the beginning of a fairy tale for Gilly Ramsey. With the house she finds she is inheriting the mantle of her god-mother whose reputation was that of a wise-woman in a witch-infested region.
Lady Mary Stewart is one of our most successful novelists. Her first novel, MADAM WILL YOU TALK, was published in 1954 and marked the beginning of a long and acclaimed writing career. All her novels have been bestsellers on both sides of the Atlantic.