The Valley of Song is about the building of a ship, the loveliest sailing ship that was ever launched at the ship-building town where Tabitha Silver lived. She is the heroine of this book, and she is the blacksmith’s little daughter. Interwoven with the story of the ship is the story of the adventures she had when she found a little low door in the wall of a disused quarry and went through it into that country which is nearer to all of us than we imagine. She made friends with the inhabitants of that country, and they helped the people of the little town to build the lovely ship. Indeed, if Tabitha had not found that little low door in the quarry the ship would never have been built at all.
Ann Mackie-Hunter has written the introduction on the setting of Buckler’s Hard.
The book has a wonderful wrap-round cover.
The Valley of Song will be published in July.