The year is 1984 and eighteen year old Havana leaves the sunny beaches of California to fly alone to a cold and depressed London. She was born there but knows no one.
Her mission is to discover her father, to get to know who he really was. Killed by the police when Havana was three, she knows that her life is on hold until she has caught up with her past.
She sees everyone who knew him. It changes her life in unpredictable ways. She discovers the real man to be complex and certainly not the hero of her imagination. Tracing her family, she meets her father's mother. Through her grandmother's warmth and acceptance she feels part of the human family, and in discovering who her father really was, she begins to discover herself.
She then falls in love with the most unlikely man.
Marine Ices honors the love of family through the generations.......with the little help of ice cream."
"Tony Garnett lives in the centre of London. He previously worked in the film industry. His last novel The Seductions of Lucy Foster showed how destructive the absence of love can be; Marine Ices shows the power of love. He is working on his nest novel, Free Love."