Meg Dods, a sentimental virago, keeps a rundown inn in a derelict Tweedale village, while the young Laird is living way beyond his means. When a nearby spring becomes a Spa, life changes as a hotel and a troop of social climbers move in. But this is not a tale of antique virtue giving way to decadent ostentation: although the gang at the 'Well' dance the seven deadly sins, everyone in the book has feet of clay.

Saint Ronan's Well 2010, Holyoake Press, Alcester

ISBN-13: 9781446014127

Trade paperback

Saint Ronan's Well 1995, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9780748605354