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One Summer in Venice

One Summer in Venice
  

In the maze of Venice's canals, bridges and piazzas, one woman sets herself a goal to find the ten things that could be the key to her happiness.

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ISBN 9781409150824
Barcode 9781409150824
Published 21 May 2015 by Orion Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Pellegrino, Nicky
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ISBN-13 9781409150824
ISBN-10 1409150828
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Orion Publishing
Imprint Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Lt
Publication Date 21 May 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Pellegrino, Nicky
Category Modern Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 157mm
Height: 236mm
Spine: 24mm
Weight 404g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Venice Italy - Fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 538442

Description of this Book

'This isn't a mid-life crisis OK? For a start I'm not old enough yet to have one of those. I'm calling it a happiness project. I've stolen an entire summer from my life and by the time it's over I plan to leave this place with a list in my hand. The ten things that make me happy, that's all I want to know. How difficult can it be? They may be small things - a perfect cup of coffee, a day without rain - or bigger ones. It's still the beginning so how can I know?' Addolorata Martinelli knows she should be happy. She has everything she thought she wanted - her own business, a husband, a child. So why does she feel as if something is missing? Then when her restaurant, Little Italy, is slated by a reviewer, she realises that she's lost the one thing she thought she could always count on, her love of food. So Addolorata heads to Venice for a summer alone, aiming to find the ten things that make her happy. Once she's found them, she'll construct a new life around her ten things, but will they include her life in London?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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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. www.nickypellegrino.com

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