The Wedding Officer

The Wedding Officer


By (author) Anthony Capella, Read by Richard E. Grant

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  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Format: CD-Audio | 1 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 134mm x 24mm | 222g
  • Publication date: 15 May 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1405501448
  • ISBN 13: 9781405501446
  • Edition: Abridged
  • Edition statement: Abridged edition

Product description

Naive and already war-weary, James Gouding takes up a position in Naples in 1943. What he doesn't anticipate is that this involves a limited menu of fried Spam fritters and interrogating the would-be Italian fiancees of members of the armed forces. James's chance at true heroism arrives when a German tank is sighted and he is caught in its path. However, it is the imperious and dogmatic Livia who opens the hatch and yells at him to stop being such an idiot. Livia gladly becomes cook, translator and general factotum to James. The two begin to fall in love, but the eruption of Vesuvius triggers a chain of explosive events that will force the two to flee behind enemy lines and will alter their lives immeasurably.

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Author information

Anthony Capella spends part of each year travelling in Italy. He is based in London and this is his second novel.

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Full of the same colour and verve as Capella's The Food of Love, this story also blends romance with gourmet delights GOOD Housekeeping The Wedding Officer resembles a cross between Captain Corelli's Mandolin and Chocolat, while remaining a charming and powerful fiction in its own right Michael Arditti This is an engaging tale. It brims with fascinating historical detail, an infectious enthusiasm for southern Italy and its cuisine and is an undemanding and sympathetic love story Sunday TIMES Spicy, funny, delicious and sexy, this is the perfect holiday book EVENING HERALD