One Night in Italy

Lucy Diamond

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Pan

9781509815661
496
Synopsis

One Night in Italy is a charming, funny and heartwarming novel from Lucy Diamond, author of The Beach Cafe.

Is Italian really the language of love? A new class of students hopes to find out . . .

Anna's recently been told the father she's never met is Italian. Now she's baking focaccia, whipping up tiramisu and swotting up on her vocabulary, determined to make it to Italy so she can find him in person.

Catherine's husband has walked out on her, and she's trying to pick up the pieces of her life. But she'll need courage as well as friends when she discovers his deception runs even deeper than infidelity.

Sophie's the teacher of the class, who'd much rather be back in sunny Sorrento. She can't wait to escape the tensions at home and go travelling again. But sometimes life – and love – can surprise you when you least expect it.

As the evening class gets underway, friendships form and secrets from Italy begin to emerge. With love affairs blossoming in the most unlikely places, and hard decisions to face, it's going to be a year that Anna, Catherine and Sophie will never forget.

In the media
Funny, sunny and wise. An absolute treat

Katie Fforde

An utterly joyous novel

Miranda Dickinson

Charming, funny and as satisfying as a giant tiramisu. Loved it

Milly Johnson

Lucy Diamond is a brilliant writer and she skilfully weaves together three women's lives, each enhanced and changed by the language and food of Italy. The laughs, warm friendships and romance kept me turning pages and I didn't move from the sofa till I'd finished it

Abby Clements