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Summary

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.

©2015 Prue Leith (P)2015 WF Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"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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The Food of Love

Enjoyed the story but the narration was absolutely awful . I had to finish the book because it was the first of the trilogy which I really wanted to listen to .

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Great story but awful narration

A beautiful story wrecked by a terrible narration. Appalling Italian accent. What a shame. Let’s hope the rest of the trilogy is delivered more authentically.

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Rubbish

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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