When the sleepy Scottish village of Cuddyford is colonised by well-heeled retirees and big-city commuters, Jigger McCloud, a Jack-the-lad local farmer with a talent for playing the fiddle and an eye for the ladies, isn't slow to make a quick buck at their expense.
Life seems rosy for Jigger and his oddball-but-loveable family, until he tries his scams on a mysterious foreign millionaire, who arrives on the scene with plans to develop the area in ways that appeal neither to Jigger nor his milch cow incomers.
The folk of Cuddyford, native and otherwise, promptly close ranks.
Comic shenanigans, quirky characters and sinister ploys abound, and it's Bert, Jigger's scruffy little hamburg-craving dog, who turns out to be the hero of the piece as the McClouds and their beloved Cuddyford teeter on the brink of disaster.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 366 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 17/09/2007
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781905170692