The House of the Deer
By D E Stevenson
The sequel to Gerald and Elizabeth follows the siblings into their new lives.
At very short notice, Gerald Burleigh Brown is asked to take a deer stalking holiday in place of his brother-in-law. The old hunting lodge where he stays is high up in the hills, miles from the nearest village and surrounded by the forest with its rocky hills, sparkling silver burns, and grassy valleys where red deer feed.
Gerald gradually makes friends with the local inhabitants, and spends his days stalking the ‘hummel’ — a huge hornless stag who proves particularly elusive.
Then, suddenly, an outburst of violence changes the whole nature of the holiday. In trying to protect the girl he has grown to love, Gerald runs into considerable danger.
The House of the Deer is a must-read for all who enjoyed Gerald and Elizabeth, but stands equally well on its own. Admirers of D. E. Stevenson and new readers alike will enjoy the deftly-crafted romance and action of this story, as will fans of vintage romance novels.
Praise for The House of the Deer:
‘Mistress of the light novel’ – The Times
‘A mixture of romance and suspense in beautiful surroundings’ – Manchester Evening News