We grew up with the same parents in the same castle, but in many ways we each had a moat around us. Sometimes when visitors came they would say, “You are such lucky children; it’s a fairytale life you live.” And I knew they were right, it was a fairytale upbringing. But fairy tales are dark and I had no way of telling either a stranger or a friend what was going on; the abnormal became ordinary.
—Liza Campbell, A Charmed Life
Liza Campbell was the last child born at Cawdor Castle. Her father, Hugh, was the 25th, and last Thane of Cawdor, one of many, to own and ostensibly to protect the far northern Scottish outpost which became well-known as the locale for Shakespeare’s Macbeth.