In The Company of Dolphins by Irwin Shaw
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.