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Delicious

(2005)
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Italy, 1964. Maria Domenica is the eldest daughter of Pepina and Erminio Carrozza, a farming family from the tiny southern village of San Giulio. At sixteen, Maria's life is limited to the confines of her mother's rural kitchen - where she bakes bread every morning, the way the Carrozza women always have - and the Caffe Angeli, a place of friendship, strong espresso and famous ricotta sfolgliatelle. Her parents have high hopes for their beautiful first-born, but she has other plans. Maria runs away to Rome but, one year later, she returns to San Giulio in disgrace - eight months pregnant with the identity of the father a mystery. Hastily, shamefully, she is married off to a neighbour's son. But she soon escapes again, this time to England, where she searches once more for a new life for herself and her daughter, Chiara. Many years later, it is Chiara, not Maria, who finds herself drawn back to San Giulio - to the dusty little piazza, to the enticing aromas of the Caffe Angeli and to her long-lost family. But she soon discovers that the simple Italian life she seeks is not as simple as it seems - particularly where the past is concerned. DELICIOUS is an irresistible saga - written with all the freshness and warmth of a Carrozza family recipe - about the enduring love affair between Italy and England, about three very different generations of Italian women, and an old kitchen in Campania that binds them all together.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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January 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: Delicious
Author(s): Nicky Pellegrino
ISBN: 0-7528-6129-8 / 978-0-7528-6129-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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June 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Delicious
Author(s): Nicky Pellegrino
ISBN: 1-4091-4779-7 / 978-1-4091-4779-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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August 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Delicious
Author(s): Nicky Pellegrino
ISBN: 0-7528-6463-7 / 978-1-4072-1469-6 (UK edition)
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January 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: DELICIOUS [LARGE PRINT]
Author(s): NICKY PELLEGRINO
ISBN: 1-4074-3274-5 / 978-1-4074-3274-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: CLIPPER
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January 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Delicious
Author(s): Nicky Pellegrino
ISBN: 0-7528-6787-3 / 978-0-7528-6787-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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May 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Delicious
Author(s): Nicky Pellegrino
ISBN: 0-7528-7700-3 / 978-0-7528-7700-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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Kindle Editions

April 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Delicious
Author(s): Nicky Pellegrino
Publisher: Orion
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April 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Delicious
Author(s): Nicky Pellegrino
Publisher: Orion
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