Love In Idleness: 'Really charming and inspired' Alison Lurie (Paperback)
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Love In Idleness: 'Really charming and inspired' Alison Lurie (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages
Published: 29/04/2004
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'This is a life-affirming read - take it on holiday, but leave the rest of the party at home' The Times

'An intelligent and satisfying romantic comedy' Women and Home

At the Casa Luna, friends and relations of the Noble family gather for fortnight's holiday in the enchanted Italian hills.

Daniel, an American academic, is under pressure to marry Ellen, a witty and successful shoe designer.
Hermani, doctor and single mother, is intrigued by Ivo - trickster, charmer, critic - the man Ellen most loathes in the world.

Polly, meanwhile, hopes her domineering mother-in-law will help transform her feral children and give her some much-needed time alone with her workaholic husband.

But the Casa Luna is a place where strange things happen, and anyone who lives there risks unexpected joys and sorrows...

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349115856
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 246 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

The novel works brilliantly as a sharp and funny analysis of modern mores, a magical story of transformation - Independent on Sunday

Made me laugh out loud. I was completely captivated...and I could feel the Tuscan sunlight on my face throughout - Joanne Harris

Really charming and inspired - Alison Lurie

This is a life-affirming read - take it on holiday, but leave the rest of the party at home - Bel Mooney, THE TIMES

[the] romantic complications, comic set pieces and heart-warming conclusion make this the most accomplished reinvention of Shakespeare's Dream since Peter Brook's influential RSC production in 1970 - Michael Arditti, DAILY MAIL

The novel works brilliantly as a sharp and funny analysis of modern mores, a magical story of transformation - and only after that a clever literary joke - Suzi Feay, INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

An intelligent and satisfying romantic comedy. - WOMAN AND HOME

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“Enjoyable summer read”

Evokes the pleasures of a group of friends and family on summer holiday in a large house in Tuscany, with children free to run wild, while the adults eat drink interact and fall in and out of love. Beautifully written... More

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