by Peter Nichols
Reviewed by Linda:
A novel of two love stories set decades apart on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Mallorca. Much of the plot takes place at "the Rocks," a seaside resort for upscale British tourists. Lulu, the proprietor, is 80 at the book's start and still trying to avoid contact with her first husband, Gerald, who has lived nearby ever since their divorce decades earlier. The reason for their separation after only a couple of months of marriage is the subject of much speculation by their families. The book has lush writing, complex and interesting characters, and a few shocking scenes.