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One Summer in Venice by Nicky Pellegrino
  

One Summer in Venice

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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. Once she's found them, she'll construct a new life around them, but will they include her life in London?

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The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. For Addolorata, ‘Dolly’ Martinelli the city of Venice plays a pivotal role in a journey of self-discovery. On paper, Dolly seems to have everything she dreamed of with family and an established business, but in reality her life has become prosaic and uninspiring, so she decides to try and find redemption amongst the streets and canals of La Serenissima. Arriving as an outsider but soon feeling properly integrated into Venetian life after being befriended by the mysterious Coco, Dolly compiles a list of ten things that will help her to rediscover her true self, and sets about realising her dreams during her glorious summer of independence. Infused with a palpable love of Italy that comes from the author’s own heritage, this intelligent tale of one woman’s personal quest for happiness is pertinent for many and provides ideal summer fare, laced with an uplifting dose of sunny Italian charm.
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Synopsis

One Summer in Venice by Nicky Pellegrino

'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.

About the Author

Nicky Pellegrino

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.

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Publication date

30th November 1999

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Nicky Pellegrino

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ISBN

9781409150824

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