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The Villa Girls

The Villa Girls
 

Four friends, a sun-drenched escape, and a holiday that will change everything...

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ISBN 9780752884400
Barcode 9780752884400
Published 14 August 2012 by Orion Publishing
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Pellegrino, Nicky
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ISBN-13 9780752884400
ISBN-10 0752884409
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Orion Publishing
Imprint Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Lt
Publication Date 14 August 2012
International Publication Date 7 June 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Pellegrino, Nicky
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 200mm
Height: 132mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 275g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Italy, Fiction, British, Female friendship, Italy - Social life and customs
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 263236

Description of this Book

THE VILLA GIRLS is the story of four young women who decide that wherever they are in the world and whatever they're doing they'll meet every few years for a holiday together somewhere sunny. Despite life taking them in very different directions, their snatched days in the sun in little hidden villas are crucial to them all. Escape, celebration, recovery - over the years the holidays change their lives. Rosie was always the odd one out - initially only invited as the others felt sorry for her, but it seems that in the end, she might be the one whose life is touched the most by her villa days. For it's there that she meets Enzo. The eldest son of an olive oil dynasty in southern Italy, he is being groomed to one day take over as head of the family. Rosie and Enzo have a holiday romance that seems set to become something more serious until she discovers he is not entirely what he seems. Years later they meet again and this time Rosie must decide how much she is prepared to compromise for the sake of love...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Pulls off the rare trick of being both gritty and lyrical, heartrending and compelling. A novel about how easy it is to become an observer in your own life, and the joy of learning to live again. It also made me very hungry! --Jojo Moyes, author, The Last Letter from Your Love

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Author's Bio

Nicky Pellegrino's Italian father came to England and fell in love with a Liverpool girl. Bringing his passion for food to his new family, his Italian mantra that you live to eat not eat to live is one of the inspirations behind Nicky's delicious novels. Now living in New Zealand, where she works as a journalist, Nicky hordes her holidays so she and her husband can return to Italy to see family, eat the best mozzarella and research her books. www.nickypellegrino.com

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