Music from the book
The Lines of Tamar

Mercy sank back into the driving seat as U2’s Unforgettable Fire permeated the car with its enigmatic guitar breaks and mysterious lyrics. She had no idea what the song actually meant, but knew it had hidden meaning and poignancy. 

He remembered their last time together under the big oak tree in the Isle of Man, a happy moment when he had serenaded her with his guitar and sung Fields of Gold. She had told him to put the memory in his pocket and keep for later. He guessed that right here and right now, was the later Eenayah referred to. 

However, in some act of mutiny the DJ played a song that brought Reed’s olive-skinned wife to mind: ‘But I can see you, your brown skin shinin' in the sun. You got your hair combed back and your sunglasses on’. He thought about Eenayah, his patient, tolerant, faithful, beautiful, exotic-looking wife

‘Ruby, Ruby, Ruby!’ sang Eenayah loudly into the phone as her sister picked up, reciting the song made famous by the Kaiser Chiefs. 

However she had entered Reed’s world now, and few things were off limits. Music was playing loudly in the background as always. She instantly recognised the Kings of Leon song Sex on Fire and grimaced at the satire of the lyrics, considering her recent enforced celibate existence. 

The ominous dark tree-lined driveway sparkled like a multi-coloured winter wonderland. The once eerie silence of the ghostlike valley, had been broken with the melody of Scottish bagpipes playing Flowers of the Forest. Darwydden Castle Manor, like a butterfly breaking out of its stagnating chrysalis, was now a very different place.