In The Company of Dolphins by Irwin Shaw

(Aerial view of Saint Tropez, Wikipedia)
This account of a yacht cruise through the Mediterranean was the perfect book to read after The Red Wake! Shaw describes an idyllic trip through the spectacular coastline in the nineteen-sixties with his wife and son.  There were not as many tourists then and it really was a dreamlike world.  It reminded me of visiting Alassio with my parents when I was 11!

Shaw came from poverty but he certainly rose to live a jetset lifestyle.  During his voyage, he catches up with friends, such as the famous French writer Francoise Sagan, who wrote Bonjour Tristesse as a teenager, and the Australian Alan Moorehead.  This is a great book to dip into now and again to see how the wealthy and famous live, and to read about the beautiful Mediterranean!

I received this free ebook from Net Galley in return for an honest review.


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