This is a very moving story of the lifetime love between Dr Henry Parker, the ship’s doctor and his wife.
The Parkers met on Evelyn’s first cruise. Sadly Evelyn is now suffering from early dementia. However this makes for some hilarious moments that are quite heart warming. Evelyn now believes she has lost Henry and this forms the structure of the story as she searches for Henry onboard and regales new found friends with tales of their life onboard the Orcades, cruising the world.
This award winning author straddles the harsh reality of ageing with good humour and surprisingly the ending is quite satisfying.