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Beautifully packaged, perfect summer reading: romance, a kidnapping and dark secrets in the luxurious Italian island of Ischia

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Synopsis

That Summer in Ischia by Penny Feeny

In the long hot summer of 1979, best friends Helena and Liddy travel to the beautiful island of Ischia to be au pairs to the children of two wealthy Italian families: the Verduccis and the Baldinis. From the opulent hillside villas and sun-drenched beaches the girls plan their great adventure to find romance and excitement, whatever the cost, on the sleepy island. But when a little boy in their care goes missing, the spell is broken and the girls find themselves under suspicion from police. Under pressure, the cracks in their relationship begin to show and one will betray each other, changing the course of both of their lives forever. Twenty-four years later, Liddy, walking her dog on an English beach, spies a woman strangely reminiscent of her estranged friend. Hoping for reconciliation, Liddy follows the figure home. But this isn't Helena; it's her twenty-three year old daughter, Allie, a daughter Liddy never knew about. As their friendship blossoms, new mysteries come to light, sending Allie on a startling quest to find out what really happened that summer in Ischia.

Reviews

'Sun-drenched, dark and intriguing. I loved the way she painted Italy.' KATE LONG

'Vivid and gripping - a most accomplished first novel' BARBARA TRAPIDO

About the Author

Penny Feeny

Penny Feeny lives in Liverpool, where she is happily married with five grown-up children. Involved in the city’s cultural scene, Penny has also freelanced as a copywriter, editor and broadcaster. Penny Feeny’s short stories have been published widely in literary magazines and anthologies, and she has won several prizes, including the BBC World Service Short Story Competition.

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Book Info

Publication date

5th May 2011

Author

Penny Feeny

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Publisher

Tindal Street Press

Format

Paperback

Categories

Literary Fiction
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ISBN

9781906994181

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