In 1820, the deaf 15-year-old Davie has been apprenticed to a village weaver when the 'Last Armed Insurrection on Mainland Britain breaks out. Fergus Findlay, the Highland drover for whom Davie acts as a shepherd, goes to rescue him but Davie has run away. Why? Where has he gone? How can a deaf lad survive among strangers? Fergus goes searching but finds his own troubles and his wife Fiona and friend Tom Abernethy are dragged into things as well.The book contains an assemblage of characters from a determined teacher and irascible Glasgow businessman to a Highland skipper not averse to a wee bit of smuggling.
Title: Bubbles in the Cauldron