A city of love, food, music and passion - this is a novel for anyone who fell in love with LA DOLCE VITA.
When Nicky Pellegrino's Italian father came to England he fell in love with and married a Liverpool girl. He brought to his new family his passion for food and instilled in them what all Italians know - that you live to eat instead of eating to live. This Italian mantra is the inspiration behind Nicky's delicious novels. Every summer the family left their home in Merseyside and returned to her father's home town, near Naples, in southern Italy. When Nicky met and married a New Zealander she moved to Auckland where she works as a journalist and edits a woman's magazine. She hoards her annual leave so that she and her husband can return to Italy to meet up with her family and to eat the best mozzarella and research her books.
I LOVED this book so much I could hardly wait to get to the
computer to type its praises. ... This book has inside-track
glamour in spades and all the colour of La Dolce Vita-period Rome.
... An original subject and beautifully handled. Brava Nicky. --
Wendy Holden * DAILY MAIL *
This is a captivating tale of passion, heartbreak, food and music. A compelling read, this beautifully crafted novel will make you want to explore the historic city of Rome. * CANDIS *
In 1950s Rome, Serafina never dreamt she'd meet her hero - America Tenor Mario Lanza ... joining the Lanza household, where luxury and splendour mix with alcoholism and depression, Serafina realises that all that glitters is not gold. * WEIGHT WATCHERS MAGAZINE *
Enchanting and tender... With all the flavours and scents of Italy as a backdrop to make your mouth water, this book will delight but break your heart at times. A tale of longing, love and friendship, beautifully written and original * TELEGRAPH & ARGUS *
In 1950s Rome Pellegrino creates the ultimate romantic setting for heroine Serafina to explore love, music, food and passion. * BIG ISSUE IN THE NORTH *