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Return to the Italian Quarter

Domenica De Rosa

4 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Sagas

Sometimes you must go back in order to move forward. A page-turning story of family secrets for fans of Santa Montefiore and Lucinda Riley

'A fascinating account of Italian life, written with skill and insight' Katie Fforde

Sophie is only a quarter Italian. But that quarter is her charismatic grandfather Cesare, and he has instilled in her a great love of her Italian heritage. So when a journalist starts to investigate Cesare's war record, Sophie is reluctant to question just how proud she should really be.

She embarks upon a journey into the past which takes her from nineteenth-century Naples to London's Italian quarter and one of the Second World War's forgotten tragedies. And along the way she also learns something very important about herself...

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Praise for Return to the Italian Quarter

  • A charming tale of family secrets, lost trust and learning to forgive - Good Book Guide

  • A fascinating story vividly told, this is a classic page-turner - Italia magazine

  • Witty and as light as a tiramisu but with tart insight on sibling rivalry - Nottingham Evening Post on The Eternal City

  • A charming and warm novel about families and secrets - Brighton Argus on The Eternal City

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Domenica De Rosa

Domenica de Rosa started her career working at the Bookseller, and went on to work in children's publishing, in publicity and in editorial. Under the name Elly Griffiths she is the author of the acclaimed and bestselling Dr Ruth Galloway series of mysteries, and the Stephens and Mephisto mysteries. Domenica is half-Italian and loves the Tuscan coast, although she mainly settles for Brighton, where she lives with her husband, their twins and their cat.

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