At The Captain’s Table by Gervase Phinn

Witty, Engaging, Delightful

At The Captain’s Table by Gervase Phinn is the most delightful contemporary novel giving the reader the taste of life on a Mediterranean cruise ship.

This is the latest offering from Gervase Phinn and I enjoyed every minute of it. I found myself torn – wanting to read on, but not wanting to finish the book!

Once more we are treated to an eclectic mix of characters sailing on the high seas. The setting is a departure from the Dales but equally entertaining and captivating.

I loved the interaction between the characters. I spent the novel either sniggering or laughing out loud – especially at some of the malapropisms! Young Oliver at twelve years old warmed my heart. He had a very old head on young shoulders. He looked seriously at the world and was wise and kind. He saw the invisible and he reached out with kindness.

We see that you cannot judge a book by its cover. There was much more to a Church of England vicar than his dog collar suggested.

Gervase Phinn has produced another marvellous book. He is a talented author, capturing the unique personalities with his words. He also paints the Mediterranean landscape through his words. This is a unique, very witty and engaging tale that delighted me.

I absolutely adored At The Captain’s Table and am now eagerly awaiting the next offering from Gervase Phinn – although as this only came out on 9th June 2022 I guess I am in for a little wait!

If Gervase Phinn writes it, I always want to read it, knowing I will adore his books.

JULIA WILSON

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