"Thoroughly gripping... a page-turner spiced with erudition and love of a country we all ought to know better" - Philip Norman, author and journalist.
"Hooked from the start... a most successful novel...clear, uncomplicated style...very evocative pre-revolutionary atmosphere with a moving climax. The brave and resourceful heroine is a fine creation." Sir Nicholas Bayne.
"A cracking read and the perfect companion to a beach holiday in Tunisia." Stephen Day, former British ambassador to Tunisia.
"A dramatic,moving and contemporary novel. Chapters finish on cliff-hangers. This is a great authorial talent." Joan Byrne, literary consultant.
From 1999 - 2002 Ivor Rawlinson was British Ambassador in Tunisia, the setting for his novel "Tunisian Dreams". After reading English at Christ Church, Oxford, Ivor's diplomatic career took him to Poland, Barbados, Paris, Mexico,Italy and Canada with spells in the Foreign Office in between.
Since leaving Tunis, Ivor has been a career counsellor, school governor, charity trustee and lecturer as well as writing. Ivor's wife is French - also a writer - and they have three children. They live in Clapham but spend time each summer at an old farmhouse near Lyons in France.