Wheelers Books
When in Rome
 

When in Rome (Paperback, Digital original)

By Pellegrino, Nicky

  • RRP: $26.99
  • $21.05
  • Save $5.94
  • In stock

A city of love, food, music and passion - this is a novel for anyone who fell in love with LA DOLCE VITA.

ISBN 9781409136125
Barcode 9781409136125
Published 25 June 2013 by Orion Publishing
Format Paperback, Digital original
Alternate Format(s) View All (3 other possible title(s) available)
Availability

... view full title details below.

  • $26.99 Retail price
  • $21.05 Wheelers price
  • You save $5.94!

Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781409136125
ISBN-10 1409136124
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Orion Publishing
Imprint Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Lt
Publication Date 25 June 2013
International Publication Date 20 June 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Digital original
Edition Digital original
Author(s) By Pellegrino, Nicky
Category Modern Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 212mm
Height: 139mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 272g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 409602

Price & Availability Options

Source Pub. RRP Forex Disc. Price Frt Landed Cost
Great Britain 20 Jun 13 GBP £0.00 0.4606 0% $0.00 14%
New Zealand 25 Jun 13 NZD $26.99 0% $23.47
Availability: Indent order (Allow 4-6 weeks)
incl GST

Our Price Comparison tool calculates the international price allowing for tax and freight costs. The chart compares this to the locally sourced price/availability so you can select your preferred source. Supplier stock qty’s shown where provided, and can be subject to change due to other libraries shopping.
A '-' (dash) indicates stock quantity has not been provided by the supplier.

Description of this Book

Rome in the 1950s, there's nowhere quite like it. The narrow stone streets, the fountains and piazzas full of life in the heat of the day, the cafes and bars full of music and desire by night...This is where Serafina calls home. Having grown-up with her sisters in a tiny apartment tucked in the top of a tumbledown building, she has watched her mother get by on next to nothing, and turn herself beautiful with a sweep of eyeliner and a hand-sewn dress. When her mother goes out, Serafina and her sisters go singing in the nearest piazza, busking for spare change and cinema tickets. The girls long to meet their matinee idols and Serafina daydreams of Mario Lanza and his spellbinding voice. But the sisters will grow up quickly and for Serafina, a choice opens between the world she knows and the life she dreams of.

^ top

Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 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
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

^ top

Author's Bio

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.

^ top