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An Italian Holiday
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Sunshine, warmth, lemon blossom . . . Springtime in glorious Southern Italy can go to your head. Especially if you are escaping an overbearing husband, the embarrassingly public loss of your company, an interfering mother who still tries to run your life or the pain of a husband's affair with a girl young enough to be his daughter. As the Italian sun ripens the lemons in the groves that tumble down the hillsides and the Mediterranean dazzles beneath them, assertive Angela, extrovert Sylvie, unconfident Claire and mousy Monica find burgeoning friendship and begin to blossom in quite unexpected ways. Packed with memorable characters - from the acid-tongued Grand Old Man of Modern Art who lives next door - to the aspiring gigolo who thinks nothing of a forty year age gap, Maeve Haran's new novel is a witty and entertaining reminder of why going a little mad in the sun can sometimes be exactly what you need.
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A novel about romance, friendship and all there is to love about Italy from the bestselling author of Having It All, The Time of Their Lives and What Became of You My Love?

About the Author

Maeve Haran is an Oxford law graduate, former television producer and mother of three grown-up children. Her first novel, Having It All, which explored the dilemmas of balancing career and motherhood, caused a sensation and took her all around the world. Maeve has written a number of further contemporary novels and two historical novels, plus a work of non-fiction celebrating life's small pleasures. Her books have been translated into twenty-six languages, and two have been shortlisted for the Romantic Novel of the Year award. She lives in North London with her husband (a very tall Scotsman) and a scruffy Tibetan terrier. They also spend time at their much-loved cottage in Sussex.

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The frank, funny tale of four women who strike up a friendship in sun-soaked southern Italy, all escaping their troubled pasts. * Daily Express * A sunny entertaining read * Woman & Home * As bubbly and enjoyable as a glass of Italian fizz. * Sunday Express * Full of optimism and Italian sunshine this is a great summer read . . . Funny, wise, relaxing and full of lovely lifestyle detail * Daily Mail * Make sure of a happier holiday by packing this lovely novel in your suitcase * Jilly Cooper *

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