Having the Builders In
by Reay Tannahill
Headline, London, 2006
Medieval England. The castle of Vine Regis is in an uproar. Widow Dame Constance has arranged a lucrative marriage for her eldest son, Gervase, but is not so happy with the girl when she arrives. Due to the upcoming expansion of the family Constance has decided to expand her square castle and the builders are making life intolerable. Then King Edward III up and dies and Gervase is called to the court of the boy king Richard and may be on his way to war with the French. Numerous items have gone missing and accidents keep happening on the building site. What else could go wrong?
This is a light, witty book and a quick, fun read. The wide cast of characters was an interesting mix, they are each given memorable and charming traits. Historical, without too much historical description. A great book for a summer trip!