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Vicarious Visits to Mallorca & Morocco: Peter Nichols' Newest Novel

If you know what I look like, you will undoubtedly be skeptical when I tell you that I have a lifelong connection to Spain. I am not a subject of Queen Letizia myself, though I wish I were, because her style blows Kate Middleton’s out of the water . 888 more words

Book Review

Book Review: The Rocks - Peter Nichols

One of the biggest perks of working in a bookshop is that new books are strewn around the staff room and free for the taking. I picked up a paperback edition of this book during my lunch break and thought it sounded like a light beach read that I would save for my holiday in Ibiza and Formentera. 454 more words


Celebrity Book Club: Beach reads and new inductees

It’s the season for beach reads. As usual, our always intrepid book editor Jocelyn McClurg shares her picks for the season’s hottest books. Trust us, she does not disappoint. 965 more words


Peter Nichols - The Rocks

A beautifully written physical and emotional journey: love and loss on Mallorca, 1948-2005

Peter Nichols The Rocks is an elegantly written read, with an interesting circular structure… 601 more words

Book Review

Too Little Time

Aren’t things supposed to slow down in summer? Contrary to my expectations, fourteen simultaneous things seem to be happening at once, all the time, with pesky employment-based tasks drawing me away from much more interesting activities that do nothing to help pay the rent. 289 more words

The New Yorker

The Rocks

The Rocks
Peter Nichols

This week I have a review for you, another of my book club offerings.

The main story is set around The Rocks, a small hotel run by Lulu and inhabited by her regular guests, friends and hangers on – some more likeable that others. 549 more words


Three Great Sailing Books

Here are three of my favorite sailing tales.

Sailing Alone Around the World – Joshua Slocum

This classic sailing tale by Captain Joshua Slocum has been in print continuously since 1900.   289 more words