Alexander James, now retired, pursued a successful career as an art historian and somewhat eccentric academic. He lives in a dowdy and chaotic flat and is single. His choice. Alone, that is, except for the world of art, which can at times replace the real one. He prefers to forget his past but on dark nights it can return to haunt him.
He meets Samantha Reagan by chance, at the charity shop where she volunteers. She is sophisticated, divorced and, when she admits it, lonely. They had met briefly before, yet even forty years on there is definitely still a spark...
But do they really want to pursue this, now they're in their seventies with their own independence, and after all that life has already thrown at them? Then, of course, there is the spectre of sex; of Samantha's perception of her descent from flawless beauty to much older woman, and for Alex, the issue of masculinity and performance. Even if they can conquer all of that, what about those dark secrets churning inside both of them?
"Readers who enjoy their romances on the quirky side - and who want to believe in love at all stages of life - will find much to relish in this insightful tale ... great for fans of: Elizabeth Berg's Never Change, and Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows' The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society."
- BookLife Reviews by Publishers Weekly
Following our exciting 2020 re-launch
of Pegasus to Paradise by South London
author Michael Tappenden,
we are thrilled to announce a new
2021 edition of Michael's second novel,
A Long Dark Rainbow
available now in kindle and paperback!
A love story for all ages - as featured in
Publishers Weekly - June 28, 2021
“Readers who enjoy their romances
on the quirky side - and who want to believe
in love at all stages of life - will find
much to relish in this insightful tale...
...for fans of Elizabeth Berg's Never Change
and Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows'
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Society"
- BookLife Reviews
"an absorbing love story that feels a bit
like On Golden Pond as rewritten by D.H. Lawrence."
- Kirkus Reviews
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