Love Falls

Love Falls

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It is July, three months after Lara's seventeenth birthday, and one week before the much-anticipated Royal Wedding between the Prince of Wales and his teenage bride. Lara is about to leave for Italy, for a summer holiday with her distant, charismatic father. At Via Campanelli they are greeted by the cool, elegant Caroline whose sardonic composure leaves Lara tongue-tied and awkward. But as Lara's skin begins to turn golden, she begins to find herself relaxing, seduced by the limpid beauty of the place. When she is taken for dinner at the villa of the neighbouring Willoughbys, she finds herself suddenly under new scrutiny. Though thrown and embarrassed by the glamour and noisy ebullience of the family, Lara is drawn to Kip, a carelessly beautiful boy a couple of years older than her. But a summer spent under the spell of the Willoughbys will leave her changed forever. Full of heady, hot afternoons and shady, cool palazzos, Love Falls is an unforgettable story about families, and about adolescence in all its desperate awkwardness and breathless excitement. It is a beautiful, lyrical and troubling novel from the acclaimed author of Hideous Kinky.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 135 x 216mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Export ed
  • 0747590656
  • 9780747590651
  • 2,244,234

About Esther Freud

Esther Freud was born in London in 1963. She trained as an actress before writing her first novel, Hideous Kinky, which was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and was made into a feature film starring Kate Winslet. She has since written four other novels. Her books have been translated into thirteen languages. Her most recent novel was The Sea House.
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