A Place of Birds

Jane Jackson

Nineteen-year-old Susanna Elliot rebels against her strict Quaker background which alienates her from her family and community.  Rejected by the doctor she admires and is refused permission to take her dead brother's place in the family business, she flees to join her two cousins on their mission to China.  All three leave Falmouth for Shanghai aboard a schooner owned by Lowell Hawke.

Hawke’s daring exploits have made him a legend along the China coast and  Susanna finds herself involved in terrible danger – and love...