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One Night in Italy by Lucy Diamond
  

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The ups and downs of the attendants of an Italian conversation evening class in Sheffield focusing on three main characters but with several others interlacing. It is a light-hearted read full of humour and romance which switches between the young, the elderly, families and singles and cleverly brings the stories of our three protagonists together. There is the added bonus of a couple of recipes at the end, focaccia and tiramisu. A nice, warm read for all ages with drama and suspense thrown in.

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One Night in Italy by Lucy Diamond

Is Italian really the language of love? A new class of students hopes to find out. Anna's recently been told the father she's never met is Italian. Now she's baking focaccia, whipping up tiramisu and swotting up on her vocabulary, determined to make it to Italy so she can find him in person. Catherine's husband has walked out on her, and she's trying to pick up the pieces of her life. But she'll need courage as well as friends when she discovers his deception runs even deeper than infidelity. Sophie's the teacher of the class, who'd much rather be back in sunny Sorrento. She can't wait to escape the tensions at home and go travelling again. But sometimes life - and love - can surprise you when you least expect it. As the evening class gets underway, friendships form and secrets from Italy begin to emerge. With love affairs blossoming in the most unlikely places, and hard decisions to face, it's going to be a year that Anna, Catherine and Sophie will never forget.

Reviews

Funny, sunny and wise. An absolute treat -- Katie Fforde

An utterly joyous novel -- Miranda Dickinson

Charming, funny and as satisfying as a giant tiramisu. Loved it -- Milly Johnson

About the Author

Lucy Diamond

Lucy Diamond has written several internationally bestselling novels for children, under a different name. ANY WAY YOU WANT ME is her first adult novel. She lives in Brighton with her partner and their three children.

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Publication date

30th November 1999

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Lucy Diamond

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Paperback

Categories

Relationship Stories
Romantic Fiction
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ISBN

9781447208679

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