A proud family. Snubbed by aristocratic neighbour Lord Frampton at a coming-of-age ball, Donald Oliver dreams of the day he'll have his vengeance.
A wild daughter.
Laura Oliver, beautiful and tempestuous, falls in love with Giovanni, an Italian ex-prisoner of war, now a humble cook. Disdaining her father's snobbishness - and his wrath - the couple flee to London.
A desperate hope.
Giovanni and Laura arrive in a city that has not yet reawoken after the traumas of war. Facing destitution, only their love for one another and their dream of opening a restaurant business keeps them going.
From Cotswolds farmland to London fish markets, society ballrooms to icy gutters, this is a tale of prejudice and ambition, power and passion, and one couple's struggle to overcome all obstacles and carve out a life of their own.
"A book not to miss...an uplifting tribute to female friendship." (Good Housekeeping)
"Leith's subtle characterizations never sound a wrong note...a satisfying and illuminating read." (Daily Telegraph)
"Prue Leith, as well as being a brilliant cook and business woman, is also a highly accomplished novelist." (Sue McGregor)
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it really didn't flow at all, i had no idea who she was talking about at times.
really predictable and extremely shallowly dull.
Stick to the day job