About the book
Humphrey and Ailsa meet as children by a grey, northern sea. Humphrey is quiet, serious – and will in time explore the sea’s mysteries; Ailsa is angry, a freckled cobra ready to strike. Yet they fascinate one another and when they meet again years later they fall briefly – and disastrously – in love. Half a lifetime passes before Humphrey and Ailsa’s paths finally re-cross. What will each make of their past? And of the future?
Reviewed by Petersfield U3A Book Circle 3:
One person really enjoyed it, the rest enjoyed various parts especially the childhood scenes at the beginning. It was agreed that the author must have done an enormous amount of research. Much discussion took place.
Star rating: **