From the Publisher
This is the tale of the attraction between Marcello de Marco from an island in the Mediterranean and Phillip Crest, a young man he meets whilst on a visit to London. Love and respect develops into a strong relationship whilst living a varied lifestyle on the island and enjoying also the gay social scene of 1970s London.
Life becomes somewhat difficult when President Brindizi begins his plans for a complete takeover of landowners' wealth. The stress of this situation contributes to the death of Marcello, leaving Phillip with the responsibility for the estate.
Meanwhile, Antonio, a young man from the village, who was attracted to Phillip, becomes his comforter after the death of Marcello and gradually works his way into Phillip's confidence, ultimately taking control, complicating relationships and disrupting many lives.
The shadowy figure of the old family housekeeper waits in the wings ready to swoop. A splendid 'page turner'. I was fascinated by the relationship and development of the characters; couldn't put the book down. A marvellous read. - Shirley Pinfold. Psychosexual & Relationship Therapist.
THIS IS A MOST SENSITIVELY WRITTEN STORY ABOUT HOMOSEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS COUPLED WITH THE INTRIGUE OF ISLAND POLITICS. IF ONLY BY WORD OF MOUTH. . . . THIS IS A BEST SELLER. - Rev. Canon A. Russell Twyford