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An Italian Holiday
An Italian Holiday

An Italian Holiday


464 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95)

Publication Date: February 2019

ISBN 9781447291954

Rights: US

Pan Macmillan (Feb 2019)
Pan Books

Price: $14.95


A novel about romance, friendship, and all there is to love about Italy

Sunshine, warmth, lemon blossom . . . Springtime in glorious Southern Italy can go to your head. Especially if you are escaping an overbearing husband, the embarrassingly public loss of your company, an interfering mother who still tries to run your life or the pain of a husband's affair with a girl young enough to be his daughter. As the Italian sun ripens the lemons in the groves that tumble down the hillsides and the Mediterranean dazzles beneath them, assertive Angela, extrovert Sylvie, unconfident Claire and mousy Monica find burgeoning friendship and begin to blossom in quite unexpected ways. Packed with memorable characters—from the acid-tongued Grand Old Man of Modern Art who lives next door—to the aspiring gigolo who thinks nothing of a 40 year age gap, this novel is a witty and entertaining reminder of why going a little mad in the sun can sometimes be exactly what you need.


"Make sure of a happier holiday by packing this lovely novel in your suitcase." —Jilly Cooper, author, Mount

"Full of optimism and Italian sunshine this is a great summer read . . . Funny, wise, relaxing and full of lovely lifestyle detail." —Daily Mail

"As bubbly and enjoyable as a glass of Italian fizz." —Sunday Express

"A sunny entertaining read." —Woman & Home

"The frank, funny tale of four women who strike up a friendship in sun-soaked southern Italy, all escaping their troubled pasts." —Daily Express

Author Biography

Maeve Haran is an Oxford law graduate, former television producer and novelist. Her books, which include the acclaimed The Lady and the Poet, have been translated into 26 languages, and two have been shortlisted for the Romantic Novel of the Year award.