Discovered a lost gem
I bought this book for my holiday in the Pyrennees as it is set in the region. I'd vaguely heard of Mary Stewart but didn't know much about her or her books. Well, I have to say what a great discovery as I loved this book. Full of intrigue, smuggling and murder, it's a great read. The story centres around Jenny, an English girl, who travels to the Pyrennees after receiving a letter from her cousin saying she is about to join a convent there. On arriving she discovers more than expected... Mary Stewart sets the scene well and you really get a sense of the area the book is set. The story is actually gripping and full of that comforting old 'Englishness' from a bygone era. I might now venture to read some of her other novels.