Win a ladies-only spa day, dinner and overnight stay for two alongside a copy of the new book by Hanan Al-Shaykh, THE OCCASIONAL VIRGIN!
To celebrate the publication of THE OCCASIONAL VIRGIN, Bloomsbury Publishing have teamed up with the Lorrens Ladies Spa to offer a Perfect Spa Day + Dinner and bed & breakfast for two lucky ladies, as well as copy of the book each.
From a major novelist of the Arab world comes a bold, witty and highly contemporary novel about two women looking for love, set in Italy, Lebanon and London.
Huda and Yvonne are on holiday, enjoying the sun and the sparkling Mediterranean – which feel like forbidden fruit, denied during their conservative childhoods in Lebanon. Even now in their thirties, as high-flying career women, the remembered injustices of adolescence still sting. But a chance encounter with a handsome man in London brings an unexpected opportunity for them to exorcise the past, with entirely surprising results.
Painting a refreshingly truthful picture of modern womanhood, THE OCCASIONAL VIRGIN explores religion, sexuality, cultural identity – and the bizarre lengths we’ll go to for love. Frank, funny and fearless, it is a madcap romantic comedy for our multicultural age.
Lorrens are the experts when it comes to offering perfect Spa Days, offering private facilities exclusively for the use of their ladies-only residents and day guests so the day can be enjoyed to the maximum without the crowds. While away the day in peaceful, elegant surroundings unhampered by the stresses of daily life and experience a range of traditional treatments and cutting edge therapies that will leave you feeling pampered, relaxed and re-vitalised.
The Lorrens Spa is situated in beautiful Babbacombe in Torquay – just a short stroll from the cliffs and beaches at Babbacombe and Oddicombe and perfect for a peaceful getaway.