Pippo and Clara (Paperback)
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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 06/01/2022
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'A powerful story, sweetly told' - Antonio Iturbe, author of The Librarian of Auschwitz

A country torn apart by war. Two siblings divided by fate.

Italy, 1938. Mussolini is in power and war is not far away . . .

Clara and Pippo are just children: quiet, thoughtful Clara is the older sister; Pippo, the younger brother, is forever chatting. The family has only recently arrived in the city carrying their few possessions.

When Mamma goes missing early one morning, both Clara and Pippo go in search of her. Clara turns right; Pippo left.

As a result of the choices they make that morning, their lives will be changed forever.

Diana Rosie's Pippo and Clara tells the story of a family and a country divided. But will Clara and Pippo - and their mother - find each other again?

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447293071
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 232 g
Dimensions: 197 x 131 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
An absorbing story of a brother and sister separated by troubled times in an Italy torn between fascination and hatred of fascism . . . A powerful story sweetly told -- Antonio Iturbe, author of The Librarian of Auschwitz
A heartbreaking read set against the backdrop of WWII * S Magazine (Express) *
Deeply affecting . . . This is an enjoyable, fast-paced and emotionally engaging story that portrays the ideological divides of wartime Italy from different childhood perspectives * Historical Novel Society *
Moving and evocative . . . Rosie has produced a tender portrayal of wartime Italy, vividly describing the previously vibrant neighbourhoods and the bravery that sometimes comes to the fore in the face of tragedy * The Lady *
Diana Rosie's latest novel tells the story of a family pulled apart by conflict . . . Pippo and Clara's dad was killed when they were very young and when the family move to an Italian city, they find themselves separated from both their mother and each other. Taken in by two different families, they dream of finding each other again as they do their best to survive in Italy's changing political climate * OK Magazine *
Charms and illuminates in equal measure -- Fanny Blake on Alberto's Lost Birthday
Moving, thoughtful and absorbing . . . Alberto's Lost Birthday reminds us of the importance of home and the peace that comes with knowing who we truly are -- Mail on Sunday on Alberto's Lost Birthday
Will capture your heart until the very end -- Essentials magazine on Alberto's Lost Birthday
A fascinating look at Spain's troubled history and a heartwarming intergenerational love story about the bonds of family -- Red magazine on Alberto's Lost Birthday

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“Could not put this heartbreaking read down”

Oh, I could not put this book down - so so heartbreaking that I just needed to keep reading to find out what happened.

Pippo and Clara are children in Mussolini's Italy - their father is gone, and they're... More

Hardback edition
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“Beautifully written”

With grateful thanks to netgalley for an early copy in return for an honest review.
Firstly this is the first book I've read by this OUTSTANDINGLY BRILLIANT author,and it certainly won't be the last.... More

Hardback edition
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“Excellent read”

Although it took me a little while to get into the story I was absolutely hooked after only a chapter or two. What a mixture of heartbreak, compassion, sadness and everything in between. Beautifully written and a... More

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