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The Italian Wife

(2014)
A novel by

 
 
The New York Times bestselling author of The Russian Concubine returns with a stunning new novel set in Mussolini’s Italy.

Isabella Berotti is an architect, helping to create showpieces that will reflect the glory of her country’s Fascist leaders. She is not a deeply political sort, but designing these buildings of grandiose beauty helps her forget about the pain she’s felt since her husband was murdered years ago. One of her greatest accomplishments is the clock tower in the town of Bellina, outside Rome.

But as she is admiring it one day, a woman approaches her, asking her to watch her ten-year-old daughter. Minutes later, to Isabella’s horror, the woman leaps to her death from that very clock tower.

There are photos of the woman right after the suicide, taken by Roberto Falco. A propaganda photographer for Il Duce,he is expected to show his nation in the most flattering light. But what Roberto and Isabella have seen reflects a more brutal reality, and in a place where everyone is watching and friends turn on friends to save themselves, their decision to take a closer look may be a dangerous mistake.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Allow yourself to be captivated by a story that grips from the start, and doesn't let go until the last tear has been shed. The Italian Wife is the definition of a terrifically well-written page-turner." - Dinah Jefferies

"Kate Furnivall has a wonderful gift for evoking a location, and her stories are always fast-paced page-turners, peppered with authentic detail." - Lucinda Riley

"The Italian Wife has everything: a fascinating setting in an extraordinary period of European history and a powerful love story. I loved this book." - Liz Trenow


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ISBN: 1-4448-2668-9 / 978-1-4448-2668-5 (UK edition)
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Title: The Italian Wife: a breath-taking and heartbreaking pre-WWII romance set in Italy
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Title: The Italian Wife: 'Breathtaking historical fiction' The Times
Author(s): Kate Furnivall
ISBN: 0-7515-5075-2 / 978-0-7515-5075-7 (UK edition)
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June 2015 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Italian Wife
Author(s): Kate Furnivall
ISBN: 1-4450-4988-0 / 978-1-4450-4988-5 (UK edition)
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June 2015 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Italian Wife
Author(s): Kate Furnivall
ISBN: 1-4450-4989-9 / 978-1-4450-4989-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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Title: The Italian Wife
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May 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Italian Wife
Author(s): Kate Furnivall
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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May 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Italian Wife
Author(s): Kate Furnivall
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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October 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Italian Wife
Author(s): Kate Furnivall
Publisher: Berkley
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November 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Italian Wife: a breath-taking and heartbreaking pre-WWII romance set in Italy
Author(s): Kate Furnivall
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU