From the Publisher:
The peaceful bay of Porquerolles looks out over the waters to Toulon and to Kapitan, an extraordinary drifter who lives for his beloved boat, Olivia, bobbing among the bustling blue of the shores. Kapitan is an enigma; a man who has sailed the Mediterranean for years. When Kapitan is given a chance to raise money for his boat he swoops at the chance, but this seemingly unassailable plan leads to big trouble in a little harbour.
Nicolas Freeling: Valparaiso. House of Stratus; ISBN: 1842328409 (June, 2001); 186 p., £6.99