Rediscover a classic gem in this sparkling and satirical tale of a doomed seaside holiday by Pamela Hansford Johnson.
'A powerful tragedy' Independent
Delve into the world of Pamela Hansford Johnson in this tale of sinister obsession and friendship most deadly. . .
Art historian Gavin and his wife Hannah, along with their young son Giles, arrive in a quiet seaside town in Belgium to enjoy a peaceful summer holiday.
Little do they realise someone has followed them to Belgium: Melissa Hirst, a student of Gavin who has fallen in love with him, living in a romantic fantasy. The couple become distracted as Melissa obsessively follows the family, deliberately bumping into them repeatedly, and the circus arrives in town: so they miss their small son secretly pursuing his own sinister friendship...
The holiday that began so peacefully explodes in a shocking, deadly climax.
'Teases your curiosity and plays on your sympathy' Kirkus
Miss Johnson is one of the most accomplished of the English women writers - Kirkus
Remarkable - Guardian