Ciao Bella (Hardback)
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Hardback 284 Pages / Published: 11/10/2006
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There was one subject that was never mentioned when Helena Frith Powell was growing up - her eccentric Italian father. But one day a letter arrived saying that he wanted to meet her. She travelled to Italy with her mother and was mesmerised by him, as well as stunned by his advice on sex and relationships. He introduced her to Rome, Venice and Naples, and they stayed in touch irregularly until she lost contact with him when he stormed out of her wedding, leaving her mother to walk her up the aisle. Several years later, the mother of three children and the author of two successful books, Helena travels to Italy to write about the glamour of Italian women. But walking up the steps of her father's old Florentine apartment powerful memories come flooding back, and she realises that there's another story she needs to tell. She desperately wants to understand the peculiarly strong emotional bonds that tie them together despite his unreliable nature. In this moving and entertaining journey to the places she visited with her father, Helena combines descriptions of Italy, its food, fashion, culture and people with a search for the most mysterious man she's ever met.

Publisher: Gibson Square Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781903933817
Number of pages: 284
Dimensions: 222 x 141 x 35 mm

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“Ciao Bella”

I found the story very moving and particularly liked the fact that it was focused on Helen Frith Powell's experience, rather it being a classic travel book tale of someone that has no links to the place their... More

Paperback edition
8th September 2009
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“Great insight into the Italian psyche”

This book is well written as it humourously looks at the Italians through a child and then an adult's eyes. It is very authentic and Helena certainly knows Italy and the Italians well. If you dont know Italians... More

Paperback edition
19th October 2009
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“Ciao Bella”

A sweet book that delves into the lives of Helena Frith Powell and her family. A remarkably frank account of her early years through separation, parental partners, displaced family members and their reunion. The... More

Paperback edition
25th January 2008
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