Years, and years, and years, and years ago I read a fantasy book in my local library. I loved that book. I borrowed it repeatedly, but I have no idea what it was called, or who it was by. And I really want to know. So here’s the information I have:

  • It was fantasy.
  • It started in a coastal town, where the houses were white-washed with some sort of magic dust.
  • I’m fairly certain that the author’s surname started with a letter in the first half of the alphabet.
  • There are no children in this town because they all left on a ship years ago which never returned.

That’s basically it. Does anyone have any idea what this book may be? It’s bugging me so much and I’ve got no ideas.