Not Yet Drown'd
A mysterious parcel launches a young Scottish widow on a baffling quest to the far side of the world
Catherine MacDonald is astonished to receive from her twin brother - who had apparently drowned a year earlier, in India's monsoon floods of 1821 - a kashmiri shawl, a caddy of unusual tea and a sheaf of traditional bagpipe music in her brother's handwriting.
How, when, why had he sent it? And why had he retitled a certain tune Not Yet Drown'd?
Irresistibly, she is drawn to India to search for answers. With her stepdaughter and their two maids, she follows an obscure trail of tea, opium and bagpipe music. In the course of their journey they meet botanists, engineers, soldiers, and artists - as well as love and betrayal. And as they copy, translate, and finally understand certain Scottish and Indian paintings and music, they discover unsuspected truths about the man they are seeking - and about themselves.
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