Blogs in December 2019

The Chocolatier 6th December 2019

San Francisco, 1953: Heartbroken over the mysterious death of her husband, Celina Savoia, a second-generation chocolatière, resolves to take their young son to Italy’s shimmering Amalfi coast to introduce him to his father’s family. Just as she embarks on...

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The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany 6th December 2019

Since the day Filomena Fontana cast a curse upon her sister more than two hundred years ago, not one second-born Fontana daughter has found lasting love. Some, like second-born Emilia, the happily-single baker at her grandfather’s Brooklyn deli, claim...

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Secrets in Translation 26th July 2019

In this celebration of Italian life and culture, seventeen-year-old Alessandra returns for the summer to Italy, where she grew up. Pressured by her parents into babysitting a rebellious twelve year old—ruining holiday plans with newfound American friends—Alessandra resigns herself...

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DREAMLAND and other stories 25th April 2019

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...

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An Italian Summer 14th July 2018

Sandy is in her fifties, and at a crossroads in her life: she’s a teacher and respected by her pupils, but she feels she is being sidelined in favour of younger colleagues. So when her mother dies, leaving her...

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