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The Tuscan Contessa

Narrated by: Imogen Church
Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
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One war. Two women. Will they be able to save the ones they love?  

A sweeping new novel from the number one Sunday Times best-selling author of The Tea Planter's Wife.

In 1943, Contessa Sofia de' Corsi's peaceful Tuscan villa among the olive groves is upturned by the sudden arrival of German soldiers. Desperate to fight back, she agrees to shelter a wounded British radio engineer in her home, keeping him hidden from her husband, Lorenzo - knowing that she is putting all of their lives at risk.

When Maxine, an Italian American working for the resistance, arrives on Sofia's doorstep, the pair forge an uneasy alliance. Feisty, independent Maxine promised herself never to fall in love. But when she meets a handsome partisan named Marco, she realises it's a promise she can't keep.... 

Before long, the two women find themselves entangled in a dangerous game with the Nazis. Will they be discovered? And will they both be able to save the ones they love? 

©2020 Dinah Jefferies (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

"Dinah Jefferies has a remarkable gift for conjuring up another time and place with lush descriptions, full of power and intensity." (Kate Furnivall)

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Superb story , beautifully and sensitively read .

I was very moved by this whole story fascinating characters in beautiful war torn Tuscany

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The accents range from Basildon to Billericay.

The accents range from Basildon to Billericay. A bit strange factor in a book set in Tuscany. I can appreciate why the book is being touted on the cut price market.

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  • 31-07-20

beautiful story

there were a lot of characters introduced at the start which was a little confusing to make sense of but not bad once the story got going. the ending is top notch and worth the read for that alone!!

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  • 22-07-20

narration

could not listen to the reader, Extremely irritating. I will never again pre-order without hearing the narration excerpt