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Some months after the death of James, her husband of almost forty years, Daisy receives a surprise invitation from James’ younger brother to accompany him on a cruise around the Greek islands. Daisy has never been abroad and is still grieving for her husband, but encouraged by her daughter, she accepts. As The Melrose Queen sails out of Heraklion, so begins Daisy’s first journey on life without James. The beauty of the islands is at once enchanting and a reminder of her loss.

But it is the encounters with the other passengers, including the austere elderly lady who lives permanently on board, that provide Daisy with an unexpected education on love, loneliness, and life over sixty.

A wonderful holiday read, ideal for the older reader

The No. 1 best seller… from our collection so far.