Cornish Requiem

Cornish Requiem

An idyllic Cornish village—but death is always close Nancy Tremayne has never felt welcome at Penleven, her husband’s family home. But when Leo’s father falls ill, she is forced to make a rare visit to Port Madron, a sleepy Cornish fishing village where nothing much...
Caribbean Evil

Caribbean Evil

When Paradise isn’t quite what it seems … Nancy Tremayne has landed the job of her dreams in London. But this is 1955 and her husband, Leo, an art expert, has a project in the Caribbean and expects her to travel with him. Reluctantly, she packs her suitcase for...
When Sugar was King

When Sugar was King

In the eighteenth century, sugar was the most important commodity in the world, in much the same way as oil  in the twentieth century. And just as the Middle East grew rich on oil, small tropical islands in the Caribbean became a magnet for those seeking money and...
Venice through the Seasons

Venice through the Seasons

Winter in Venice can be harsh. There are days of cold, sunny brilliance but there can also be monotonous grey days of rain, fierce enough to stir the mud in the bottom of the canals.  Sometimes the fringe of a bora—a north-eastern wind off the Adriatic sea—sweeps the...
The Boats of Venice

The Boats of Venice

As everyone knows, Venice is a city built on water and within its city limits there is every kind of boat for every kind of purpose. The sàndolo is a smaller boat than the gondola with one oarsman facing forwards. It is one of the most common boats in the lagoon—its...

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