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Anthony Capella spends part of each year travelling in Italy.
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A delicious novel that charms the senses as well as the mind. A love story full of passion, angst and eroticism, this is another triumph from Mr Capella. July 2010 Guest Editor Louise Candlish on Anthony Capella... I am a big fan of Anthony Capella. His elegant novels are self-contained treats to be saved for a special occasion. This is the story of turn-of-the-(20th)-century dandy Robert Wallis, who sets out to make his fortune in the coffee trade in Abyssinia. There are laugh-out-loud parts that made me think of Waugh’s Black Mischief.
I adored The Food of Love and was worried that The Wedding Officer wouldn’t give me that same evocative feel of Italy. Thank god I wasn’t disappointed. If you are a foodie then this is an absolute must, but beware it will make you hungry and you'll probably end up booking a trip to Italy after reading it!This title is also available as an Audiobook on CD. Click here to find out more.
I adored The Food of Love and was worried that The Wedding Officer wouldn’t give me that same evocative feel of Italy. Thank goodness I wasn’t disappointed, and the narration of Richard E. Grant is just fantastic. If you are a foodie then this is an absolute must, but beware it will make you hungry and you’ll probably end up booking a trip to Italy after reading it! Read by Richard E GrantAbridged on 5 CDsRunning time approx 6 hours
Reviewed on Richard and Judy on 15th June 2005 and voted the second most enjoyable book by viewersThe perfect summer read, a fresh highly engaging romance with the added ingredients of food. Set in Rome and starring a young American exchange student and two Italian men, one chef, one waiter, it is the most enormous fun. Full of produce, dishes and traditional Italian recipes, lust, duplicity and unrequited love, it's utterly charming, beautifully written and I do highly recommend it, certainly if you are going to Italy. Richard and Judy have just chosen it as one of their chosen six summer reads.
London, 1896: Der Dandy Robert Wallis lebt vom Geld seines Vaters, amusiert sich mit Prostituierten und verbringt seine Zeit am liebsten im Cafe. Eines Tages lernt er dort den erfolgreichen Kaffeehandler Samuel Pinter kennen, der den verkannten Poeten engagiert. Er soll eine universelle Sprache fur die Aromen des Kaffees finden. Robert ist zunachst wenig begeistert. Doch dann trifft er Pinters attraktive Tochter Emily. Und Robert Wallis erhalt einen ersten Geschmack davon, wie bitter und wie su die Liebe sein kann ... "e;Der Roman bietet glnzende Unterhaltung Leichthndig, souvern, mit viel Witz und Sinnlichkeit erzhlt."e; (NDR Kultur)"e;Die berraschenden Wendungen der Geschichte und die authentische Liebesgeschichte drften aus dem Buch einen Publikumsrenner machen."e; (Publishers Weekly)"e;Eine temporeiche Lektre, vorangetrieben von Capellas meisterhaften Charakterisierungen."e; (Kirkus Reviews)
FRANCE 1670. Carlo Demirco's mastery of the extraordinary new art of creating ice creams has brought him wealth, women, and a position at the court of Louis XIV. Then Carlo is sent to London, along with Louise de Keroualle, an impoverished lady-in-waiting. The most powerful ministers of two countries have decided that Louise is to be Charles II's new mistress, and will stop at nothing to make sure she submits. But Carlo too is fascinated by the enigmatic Frenchwoman.With the king's every pleasure the subject of plots and betrayals, and Carlo's only weapons his exquisite ice creams, soon he must decide . . . Where do his loyalties lie?
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