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Hy Brasil: a novel

Elphinstone, Margaret (2003) Hy Brasil: a novel. Canongate. ISBN 184195411X

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Abstract

Sidony is a young English woman who, after fraudulently winning a writing competition, is sent by her editor to write a travel book on the near-mythical island of Hy Brasil. She comes across piracy, lost treasure, drug smuggling, political intrigue, an active volcano and a tragic love affair.