Talking Location With author Leigh Russell – YORK
The Cursing Stone
Location(s): London, Glasgow, The Hebrides
Era(s): Present day
Fergus Buchanan has led a charmed life: a doting family, a loving sweetheart and the respect of his neighbours. All is as it should be and nothing stands between him and the limitless happiness that is his destiny. But then he is sent from his remote island to retrieve the cursing stone, and his adventures in the wild world beyond cause him to question everything he thought he knew. Succeed or fail, nothing will be the same again. This modern quest is a story of courage, duty and revenge, of family ties and loves lost and found, of dragons and postcodes. And ultimately the journey we all take to find our true selves…
Set in the stunning landscape of the Small Islands in the Hebrides, as well as the bright light of Glasgow and London, The Cursing Stone is a celebration of tradition and values, but also a coming- of-age tale that explores the genuine pressures he contemporary world puts on our lives.
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