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This is an auction for THE ROCKS by Peter Nichols.

“Nichols deftly melds comedy and compassion, and his rendering of his Mediterranean setting will have readers packing their bags.” —Booklist (starred review)

“As intoxicating as a long afternoon sitting at the bar at The Rocks. . . All of it is absolutely riveting, leaving the reader desperate to depart immediately for swoony Mallorca. . . Nichols' expertise on everything from the Odyssey to olive oil to classic movies enriches the story, as does his profound understanding of his screwed-up cast of characters. . . A literary island vacation with a worldly, wonderfully salacious storyteller.“ —Kirkus (starred review)

“Nichols has conjured the perfect beach read. . . The two central stories engage the readers’ sympathies and emotions, while Nichols colors in the background with the indelible imagery of the wind-swept Mediterranean.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“What smart, sexy summer lit is invariably made of. . . The Rocks has all the requisite romance and intrigue of good melodrama— and its settings are so postcard-gorgeous you can almost taste the sea spray and cold horchata— but there’s real wit and substance in his storytelling. Think of it as a beach read you’ll respect in the morning.” —Entertainment Weekly

“Glamorous. . . A riveting mystery and a decades-long love story.” —Travel & Leisure

“Peter Nichols's The Rocks is a novel with two love stories that move backward in time, both set in the beautiful Mediterranean.” —PopSugar

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Large format (trade) paperback 2015.

416 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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