This month we have chosen the brilliant Rotherweird
by Andrew Caldecott.
Twelve children, gifted far beyond their years, banished by their queen and given sanctuary at Rotherweird. Some say they are the golden generation; some say the devil's spawn. But everyone knows there is something to be revered - and feared.
Four and a half centuries on, the town of Rotherweird is still bound by the Elizabethan laws that keep it isolated from the rest of England, any study of its past forbidden. Then an outsider arrives: a man of unparalleled wealth and power, enough to buy the town of Rotherweird - deep-buried secrets and all.