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International GIVEAWAY: 5 copies of Dreamland set along the Amalfi Coast!

18th August 2019

We are delighted to offer you 5 COPIES of Dreamland And Other Stories by Jan Mazzoni, short stories set along the Amalfi Coast

set along the Amalfi Coast

A young boy runs away to sea. An elderly countess finds a stray dog – and love. A Patricia Highsmith fan follows in her idol’s footsteps, in more ways than one. A woman goes in search of her roots and wishes she hadn’t.

Just some of the visitors to DREAMLAND.

The Amalfi coast. For years it was a favourite with the jet-setters, an elite group who kept it very much to themselves. Then in the 1980s package tours made it possible for everyone to see what they’d been missing. These are the stories of those early visitors who discovered the charms of the coast when the locals still lived much as they had for generations. Before it became a World Heritage Site. Before the invasion.

Sad, moving, funny, these stories will take you on a journey to an Italy that may look familiar, but is already part of the past. Catch it while you can.


Just tell us what you would like to see along the Amalfi Coast. Would you like to go down to Naples? See Positano? Rock up in Ravello? Breathe in the aroma of lemons? Any top tips for people who will be visiting?

Do this by midnight UK time on Saturday, 31st August 2019 and the first 5 names out of the hat will be sent copies direct by the author.

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  1. User: tripfiction

    Posted on: 02/09/2019 at 12:22 pm

    The winners:

    Helen J
    Julian L
    Linda S
    Judith W
    Lana H


  2. User: Shelley White

    Posted on: 30/08/2019 at 9:56 am

    I would love to revisit all the Roman ruins along the coast especially Baya, Pozzuoli, Pompeii and Herculaneum. Sooooo beautiful!


  3. User: Helen Jones

    Posted on: 24/08/2019 at 11:31 am

    Travel to Amalfi by bus can be a bit scary but worth the view all along the coast have a coffee and sandwich in a bar and then leave by boat. The view of Amalfi from the water takes my breath away


  4. User: Margaret Gallagher

    Posted on: 22/08/2019 at 5:59 pm

    Love love love just to travel the whole COAST – nothing more uplifting than the scent of fresh lemon


  5. User: Margaret

    Posted on: 22/08/2019 at 6:30 am

    We are cruising next month to Naples, can’t wait to see the coast line. Italy is my favourite vacation spot.


  6. User: Lesley

    Posted on: 21/08/2019 at 1:48 pm

    I would love to go to the Festa Di Sant’ Andrea in Amalfi. I would like to follow the procession of San Andreas relics to the Duomo and as he is the Patron Saint of fishermen, finish the evening enjoying a fish supper and maybe a Campari Spritz or two !


  7. User: Rhonda

    Posted on: 21/08/2019 at 11:32 am

    Naples would be perfection


  8. User: David

    Posted on: 19/08/2019 at 7:28 pm

    Hello! I have never been along the Amalfi Coast but I would like to as photos of it look so beautiful. I would like to walk the ‘Path of Gods’ which is a clifftop walk along the coast. I bet the views are spectacular.


  9. User: Jackie Robinson

    Posted on: 19/08/2019 at 10:15 am

    Would love to go back to Sorrento. I have happy memories from there 40 years ago.


  10. User: Julian Lees

    Posted on: 19/08/2019 at 9:51 am

    I would love to sip a Campari soda on the sunny shores of Positano.


  11. User: Tracy D.

    Posted on: 19/08/2019 at 1:43 am

    Love the smell of fresh lemons!


  12. User: Linda Smith

    Posted on: 19/08/2019 at 1:38 am

    I would love to drive that coastal road – it looks so beautiful. Though I suspect it’s not for the faint hearted!!


  13. User: Linda Rumsey

    Posted on: 18/08/2019 at 10:35 pm

    Positano and limoncello are a dream combination.


  14. User: Maureen Julian

    Posted on: 18/08/2019 at 10:28 pm

    I’ve never been to Amalfi Coast but have been told that Positano is a must.


  15. User: Miriam Smith

    Posted on: 18/08/2019 at 9:07 pm

    All and everything, it would be a pleasure just to visit the whole area!


  16. User: julie ryan

    Posted on: 18/08/2019 at 8:21 pm

    Would love to see Naples and Mount Etna.


  17. User: Claire Harris

    Posted on: 18/08/2019 at 7:40 pm

    I would go to see Sorrento!
    When I was a little girl, our neighbours (the mother was Italian) used to go to Sorrento every year for their holidays & would send us a postcard.
    Sorrento looked so inviting, I’d love to see how it looks today!


  18. User: Rhonda

    Posted on: 18/08/2019 at 7:38 pm

    The Amalie Coast would be a dream come true


  19. User: Edith Cockburn

    Posted on: 18/08/2019 at 7:33 pm

    Would love to se Positana


  20. User: Lana Hood

    Posted on: 18/08/2019 at 7:01 pm

    I would love to just surround my senses with the beauty of the area…


  21. User: Barbara Khan

    Posted on: 18/08/2019 at 6:56 pm

    I want to go to Ravello to see Palazzo Avino in Ravello.


  22. User: Teresa Mcgovern

    Posted on: 18/08/2019 at 6:43 pm

    I would love to feel bathed in the Mediterranean moonlight while looking down on Naples. ❤


  23. User: Leah Tonna

    Posted on: 18/08/2019 at 6:32 pm

    I’d love to explore the flavours & aromas of the cuisine of the Amalfi Coast. Seafood, cheeses, lemon desserts, unusual wines & liqueurs…all to enjoy with a book of short stories.


  24. User: Janine Phillips

    Posted on: 18/08/2019 at 6:00 pm

    I went to Naples and Sorrento many years ago and I would love to go back there x


  25. User: Sara Ainsworth

    Posted on: 18/08/2019 at 5:57 pm

    I would love to go back to the Amalfi coast now that I’m in my 30s. I stayed in Sorrento for two weeks when I was 18. Whilst I was there I sampled Limoncello. I also explored a bit more of Italy by taking tips to Capri, Rome, Naples and Pompeii. Italy is by far the most beautiful country I have been to. I would love a paperback copy of this so that I could reminisce.


  26. User: Andrea Hedgcock

    Posted on: 18/08/2019 at 5:57 pm

    I’ve been to Naples when we were emigrating but I was only 6 so I recall very little. So would love to read this.


  27. User: Lorraine Williams

    Posted on: 18/08/2019 at 5:54 pm

    Haven’t been to the Amalfi Coast but I am told you must see Positano with the coloured houses in the hillside. Go on a boat trip for the best view followed by a leisurely drink in one of the wonderful cafes.


  28. User: Judith Works

    Posted on: 18/08/2019 at 5:45 pm

    I would like to see the marvelous Roman-era frescoes recently coming to light under a church in Positano.