What a name for a novel! Our very own Chrissie Douglas (pearl specialist and head designer of Coleman Douglas Pearls) has worked alongside Julia Stuart (bestselling author of Balthazar Jones and the Tower of London Zoo) to help unfold the secrets of Scottish pearls for Julia’s new novel, The Last Pearl Fisher of Scotland.
The story is of one man’s quest to find a pearl to help save his marriage. Being the last expert in the ancient art of pearl fishing, he’s on a quest to track down the pearl that will complete a necklace for his wife, Elspeth, convinced that the love token will save their marriage. But Scotland’s rivers are running out of mussels, Elspeth is running out of patience, and their daughter, Maggie, is running wild with her mustachioed pet rabbit. When Maggie takes matters into her own hands, determined to keep the family together, the McBrides (a fantastic Scottish name!) are soon at the centre of international commotion that will change everyone’s lives forever.
The Last Pearl Fisher of Scotland has already had rave reviews. Not only is it a beautiful story, it is filled with fascinating and detailed knowledge on Scottish natural pearls and the ancient way of finding them. Julia Stuart is a writer who completely takes her readers into other worlds and does so by keeping true to her subject matters. Having asked our Pearl Specialist to advice her, which of course Chrissie was extremely happy to oblige, The Last Pearl Fisher of Scotland is a novel filled with enchanting insights into the world of pearls. We won’t spoil the story by telling you some of the secrets because it’s all in the romance of this charming story and Julia’s wonderful way of telling it. Go and buy yourself a copy, it’s a lovely, funny and original novel that is certainly a ‘must read’.
Oh, and if you fancy owning your own pearl necklace have a peek through our pearl collections or stop by our showroom in Knightsbridge. We’d love to have a chat about the book over a coffee and you might even be able to meet Chrissie, CDP’s pearl specialist and designer extraordinaire.