A popular UK author Mary Stewart who visited Lanzarote in 1968 and was inspired to write a romantic novel based on the island. The short book of 96 pages is now being re released. The name of the book to look out for is ¨ The Wind Off the Small Isles¨
A summary of the plot
Perdita works for children’s writer Cora Gresham as secretary and personal assistant. Cora is writing about pirates on the Barbary Coast and wants to visit the Canary Islands. After hearing Perdita’s description of the various islands, Cora decides on Lanzarote.
Only two days after arriving there, Cora decides she wants to buy a house. While driving around the island they reach Playa Blanca and Cora sees just the house she is looking for. She sends Perdita to ask who owns it. Perdita, after getting no answer at the front door, meets Michael in the grounds who is supervising building work.
There is a mention of Julian Gale from Stewart’s earlier novel, This Rough Magic.
The publishers are Hodder and the book is available in hardback and e book with plans to release the paperback next year