Sir Lyall, the 23rd Laird of Thyme,
was swept away in an avalanche
on Ben Nevis. The old manís body
was never found - yet 13 years later,
a disoriented stranger arrives at
Thyme Castle claiming to be Justinís
long-lost grandfather. Is he to be
trusted ... or is he, (as Nanny insists),
a cunningimposter?

ď Justin wanted a few moments
alone with the sergeant to broach
an awkward subject. Grandpa Lyall,
(if that was indeed his real name),
had been living with them barely nine
days, and Justin was uncomfortably
aware that only he and Nanny Verity
still harboured any doubts about his
authenticity. Ē