'One of our best and truest novelists.' The Times
Andy Larkham is late. He is due at the funeral of his favourite school teacher, who once told him: 'It's hard work being anyone.' It's especially hard for Andy - stuck in a dead-end job, terminally short of cash and with a fiancée who is about to ditch him. When the funeral leads to unexpected consequences, Andy has to ask himself: how far will he go to change his life?
From early-twentieth-century Turkey to modern day London, Nicholas Shakespeare takes us on an extraordinary journey that explores the temptations of unexpected wealth, the secrets of damaged families and the price of being true to oneself. At once a love story spanning many decades and a tragedy of betrayal and missed opportunities, it is a romance for our times.
'A writer who possesses real heart and flair' Louis de Bernieres
Praise for THE SECRETS OF THE SEA
'Masterful...a work of rare beauty.' Financial Times
'Carefully measured storytelling in this enveloping tale of life's small treasures lost and found' Sunday Timesshow more