Meg Dods, a sentimental virago, keeps a rundown inn in a derelict Tweedale village, while the young Laird is living way beyond his means. When a nearby spring becomes a Spa, life changes as a hotel and a troop of social climbers move in. But this is not a tale of antique virtue giving way to decadent ostentation: although the gang at the 'Wel' dance the seven deadly sins, everyone in the book has feet of clay.
Saint Ronan's Well
Edinburgh University Press
Edinburgh Edition of the Waverley Novels Eup