In her third book, Ardkinglas: The Biography of a Highland Estate, Christina Noble returns home to explore her roots.
The story begins in 1905, when the estate she grew up on was built, and travels to the present.
Her gained perspective grants her narration a bittersweet wisdom, but her love of the estate infects the reader.
Pictures included in the book add another layer of intimacy to the stories.
It is a wonderful read, redolent of the past, and which makes you instinctively muse on the meaning of family and home.
Ardkinglas: The Biography of a Highland Estate by Christina Noble, published by Birlinn, £14.99.