When Laura Fraser's husband leaves her for his high school sweetheart, she takes off, on impulse, for Italy, hoping to leave some of her sadness behind. There, on the island of Ischia, she meets M., an aesthetics professor from Paris with an oversized love of life. What they both assume will be a casual vacation tryst turns into a passionate, transatlantic love affair, as they rendezvous in London, Marrakech, Milan, the Aeolian Islands, and San Francisco. Each encounter is a delirious immersion into place (sumptuous food and wine, dazzling scenery, lush gardens, and vibrant streetscapes) and into each other. And with each experience, Laura brings home not only a lasting sense of pleasure, but a more fully recovered sense of her emotional and sexual self. Written with an observant eye, an open mind, and a delightful sense of humor, An Italian Affair has the irresistible honesty of a story told from and about the heart. From the Trade Paperback edition.
'Enthralling... An Italian Affair snares us in an ever-tightening circle of love and despair, secrets and forgiveness' Joanna Lumley A passionate story of love and betrayal, set in war-torn Tuscany - perfect for fans of Rachel Hore and Santa Montefiore It's 1937 and the threat of war hangs heavy in the air. Longing for a new start, recent widow Alessandra Durante moves from London to her ancestral home in Italy with her daughter Diana and sets about rebuilding her life. But when Davide, a young man hiding the truth about who is is, arrives at their home, Diana finds her heart going where her head knows it must not. Her brother, Robert, is marked out by his bravery as a pilot - but soon he is being sent deep undercover and further into danger than ever before... The Durante family will love and lose, but will they survive the war...? 'Thoroughly engrossing' Julian Fellows, creator of Downton Abbey *** Readers are being swept away by An Italian Affair: 'An excellent novel' 'Takes the reader on a journey of passion and fear, love and bravery...a sumptuous tale' 'The setting is wonderfully created...that rare thing - a great read that has something for everyone' 'An epic story that has you swept up in the lives of the characters...a gripping read' 'Such a rich, carefully crafted and adventurous read' 'Such a beautiful novel that I struggled to part with it' A beautifully written, wonder story...a gem of a book'
Gina Rosselini, the granddaughter of a wealthy fishing magnate, lives a charmed life until her twin sister, Maria, is shot on her wedding day, and Gina is marked as the gunnman's next target. The Rosselini family hire Rick Caruso, an ex-cop and private investigator, to act as a bodyguard for Gina...but Gina has other plans. A strong, independent woman, Gina has no intention of letting Rick protect her. Then, an attempt on her life changes everything. As the danger escalates, Gina must face her worst fears. Meanwhile, the killer watches her from the shadows, waiting for his moment to strike...
Italian Affair (Entangled Indulgence) by Annie Seaton Free-spirited sex therapist Brianna Ballantine has four days to find a fiancé so she can inherit her birth mother's Italian villa. Commitment is not on the agenda. Writing her sex therapy book and signing legal papers are. And once all is said and done, she'll return home to Scotland. For finance guru Tomas Richards, relationships have been a bad investment—give him stocks and shares any day. When Tomas offers a marriage of convenience to help Brianna secure her inheritance, the sizzle between the sheets promises an affair to remember, despite family complications at every turn. But Tom must convince Brianna to stay, and make this Italian affair a lifelong commitment.
For the first time in her life, entrepreneur, Sandria Lewis finally has some semblance of control of her life. With less than one month before her wedding to the love of her life, Dimitri Domenichino, trouble sets up camp and decides to overturn her happiness. As problems come in rapid succession Sandria is resolute as her faith in God is Tested. In the midst of the conundrum her best friend and assistant Ni Nagasaki stands by her side. She tries to help her navigate her way through all the mishaps, blunders and explosive predicaments; at least the ones she is aware of,; before there is irreparable damage. Entangled in Sandria's web is a daughter born of another man and a domineering fianc and his son by a previous marriage. If that wasn't enough, she has to deal with a remorseless mother, narcissistic father, uninvited aggravating soon to be in-laws and a host of unsettling events that seem like they will never cease. In Ni's eyes, Sandria would be better off if she just walked away but her best friend is determined not to.
Summer With The Millionaire - Jessica Gilmore Lady Araminta Davenport has never managed to settle down. A fianc� -- but never a wedding. A business -- but never her own. Now she's determined to turn her life around...which is why she's returned to Tuscany and the man she can't forget. Luca Di Tore is married to his work. But, seeing Minty again, he remembers all the sunshine of the summers they spent as teenagers. When they take an impromptu road trip together Luca realises there's been something missing from his life...and she's right there in front of him! In The Italian's Sights - Helen Brooks Her fianc� has been stolen by her sister, she's lost in the remote country lanes of Italy and her hire car has broken down! Wondering what else will go wrong, Cherry Gibbs looks up to meet the searing gaze of Vittorio Carella. Despite his having everything she has sworn to avoid, Cherry finds herself staying at her rescuer's villa. Soon she's intoxicated by the stunning surroundings and seduced by Vittorio's skilful touch. But this isn't reality. Vittorio could have his pick of Italy's social elite -- so why has he set his sights on her...' Flirting With Italian - Liz Fielding Newly single Sarah Gratton is determined to enjoy her holiday -- could a just-for-fun romance with dark-eyed Matteo di Serrone be the answer? This Italian count is ideal flirting material -- if Sarah's brave enough to make a move! Well, she might not be -- but luckily Matteo is! Matteo decides to keep this mysterious woman close -- no hardship at all, given their spine-tingling awareness of each other. It's like something out of a fairytale -- until Sarah realises she's made the most rookie mistake of all: falling in love with her holiday fling...
The Italian love affair with sport is passionate, voracious, and all-consuming. It provides a backdrop and a narrative to almost every aspect of daily life in Italy and the distinctively pink-colored newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport is devoured by more than three million hungry readers every day. Narrating the history of modern Italy through its national passion for sport, Sport Italia provides a completely new portrayal of one of Europe's most alluring, yet contradictory countries, tracing the highs and lows of Italy's sporting history from its Liberal pioneers through Mussolini, the 1960 Rome Olympics to the Berlusconi era. By interweaving essential themes of Italian history, its politics, society, and economy with a history of the passion for sport in the country, Simon Martin tells the story of modern Italy in a fresh, new, and interesting way, illustrating how and why sport is so strongly embedded in both politics and society, and how it is inseparable from the concept of Italian national identity. Showing sport's capacity to both unite and deeply divide, this book reveals a novel and previously unexplored element of the history of a society and its state, which will be an essential read for sports fans, historians, and students alike.
Bonnie-Jane McCabe (now Mason) lived this book. She wrote these letters to her family during one exciting year in her young life. Years later, she started the book, collected the letters, copied them to her computer, and organized her book in her computer. It always needed just one more editing pass to make sure its error-free. Before she was finished, a disastrous computer-crash appeared to her, to have ended her book project. This version, published from a recently rediscovered, early paper preview draft, is my gift to Bonnie, my daughter. Prepared for publication by: Selden P. McCabe, Jr. 2009
The Italian criminologist Cesare Lombroso (1835 – 1909) is the single-most important figure in the founding of criminology and the study of aberrant conduct in the human sciences. The Cesare Lombroso Handbook brings together essays by leading Lombroso scholars and is divided into four main parts, each focusing on a major theme. Part one examines the range and scope of Lombroso’s thinking; the mimetic quality of Lombroso; his texts and their interpretation. The second part explores why his ideas, such as born criminology and atavistic criminals, had such broad appeal. Developing this, the third section considers the manners in which Lombroso’s ideas spread across borders; cultural, linguistic, political and disciplinary, by including essays on the science and literature of opera, ‘La donna delinquente’ and ‘Jewish criminality’. The final part investigates examples of where, and when, his influence extended and explores the reception of Lombroso in the UK, USA, France, China, Spain and the Philippines. This text presents interdisciplinary work on Lombroso from academics engaged in social history, history of ideas, law and criminology, social studies of science, gender studies, cultural studies and Jewish studies. It will be of interest to scholars, students and the general reader alike.