An extract from my new novel Return to Turtle Beach (out this spring).
‘Taking Popi by the hand he led her towards a roadside fountain which pooled into a stream. Here some steps led up to a glade in the shade of the forest trees. Beneath a waterfall which fell from the mountainside a small stone chapel stood, outside of which the tables and chairs of an outdoor taverna were spread. In the stream which ran through the taverna, watermelons sat cooling in the mountain waters and in the shade of the hillside cauldrons of food bubbled on open fires.’