At the age of 10, Rowna Farre left her parents' home in India and was sent to live with an eccentric aunt on a croft in the Highlands of Scotland. Cut off from civilisation, all they had for company for most of the year were birds and animals. After rescuing a baby seal, Rowena discovered she had a natural affinity with wild creatures, and soon she and the seal she named Lora were inseparable companions. She and her aunt then proceeded to make friends with a whole range of creatures, from Cuthbert and Sara, the squirrels, and Rodney the rat, to Sith the deer and a host of others. The adventures and mishaps of this little cast of characters are endlessly entertaining. The harsher side of nature is never far away, however, teaching Rowena about death and loss. And one day Lora will hear the call of the wild and swim out to sea.