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Delicious

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Italy, 1964. Maria Domenica is the eldest daughter in the Carrozza family from the tiny southern village of San Giulio. At 16, Maria's life is limited to the confines of her mother's rural kitchen (where she bakes bread every morning, the way the Carrozza women always have), and the Caffe Angeli, a place of friendship, strong espresso and famous ricotta sfolgliatelle. Her parents have high hopes for their beautiful first-born, but she has other plans. Maria runs away to Rome but, a year later, she returns to San Giulio in disgrace - eight months pregnant with the identity of the father a mystery. Hastily, shamefully, she is married off to a neighbour's son. But she soon escapes again, this time to England, where she searches once more for a new life for herself and her daughter, Chiara. Many years later, it is Chiara, not Maria, who finds herself drawn back to San Giulio. But she soon discovers that the simple Italian life she seeks is not as simple as it seems - particularly where the past is concerned.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 28mm | 222.26g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752864637
  • 9780752864631
  • 177,011

Review quote

Love, food, and Italy make this a rich and satisfying debut novel.show more

About Nicky Pellegrino

It was Nicky Pellegrino's Italian father who gave his family a true passion for food. Now living in New Zealand and working as a journalist, Nicky hordes her holidays so that she and her husband can return to Italy to see family, eat mozzarella and research her books. www.nickypellegrino.comshow more

Rating details

706 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
5 23% (163)
4 44% (309)
3 26% (186)
2 6% (41)
1 1% (7)

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This book is an ideal summer read. Light hearted and I felt I was actually there. Realy enjoyable.show more
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