An exploration of the expectations, betrayals and deceptions within marriage in this story of a couple, eighteen years married, who take a holiday journey through Morocco, the woman coming to a new realisation of her own feelings. Originally published in 1973.
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Absorbing and quietly uncompromising, redolent with the vibrant smells and colours of Majorca, and of Spain ( Daily Telegraph)
A highly revealing account, not only of a woman's life, but of a whole extraordinary passage in one contemporary European country...it should be read by everybody interested in Spain and in women's special history in the present century ( Financial Times)
A personal, at times lucid and always colourful account of life - and a life - in post-war Spain ( Sunday Times)
It is unfair to look for a poetic sensibility in the daughter of a poet, yet Lucia Graves has plenty of it. She is a fine writer ( Literary Review)
Nina Bawden, one of Britain's most distinguished novelists, both for adults and children, 'is a born story-teller' Independent
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