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Ciao Bella Sex, Dante and How to Find Your Father in Italy by Helena Frith Powell

Ciao Bella Sex, Dante and How to Find Your Father in Italy


Ciao Bella Sex, Dante and How to Find Your Father in Italy by Helena Frith Powell

At the age of eleven, Helena Frith Powell's mother gave her a letter after school. It was from her real father her mother told her, not the abusive and moody man Helena had always assumed was the one. This new father was glamorous, an Italian film maker, and he would like her to meet his family on a grand tour of Italy. The moving discovery of Italy and the many relatives Helena never knew she had is wittily described in Ciao Bella, the memoir of her trip through Italy with her father. In a new twist, her father receives a prestigious literary prize in 2008 at the age of 80 and is reunited with her mother after 25 years - will it last?


'You really must read... Ciao Bella.'
Sunday Times

Daily Mail

'Richly comic.'
Sunday Times Best Memoir

Daily Telegraph

'Beautifully written... I wanted to follow in Helena's footsteps round Italy.'
Kate Figes

'I defy anyone not to enjoy it.'
Harrow Observer

'A travel book with a difference.'
Coventry Evening Telegraph

About the Author

Helena Frith Powell is a journalist who writes for The Sunday Times and The Daily Mail and regularly appears on programmes such as Richard & Judy. This is her third book. She previously published bestselling Two Lipsticks and a Lover and More France Please.

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Publication date

1st August 2007


Helena Frith Powell

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Gibson Square Books Ltd


336 pages


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