[These notes were made in 1983:]. The setting for this one is a late eighteenth-century abortive French invasion near Liverpool.Once again, Broster's main concern is not historical accuracy (tho' she has plenty of that) but the workings-out of sentiment.Martin Tyrrell is an Englishman who gets muddled up in his Irish relatives' treasonable plots and ends up the double beneficiary of a sweet young thing (Nest), and one of Broster's more endearing humanitarian eccentrics (Jerome Salt).The French invasion arrives conveniently for Martin to clear himself of treasonable motives and win his fair lady.A pleasant little tale, not of the level of intensity which marks the Heron books.