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The little Italian bakery

Cebeni, Valentina, 1985-2018
The scent of freshly baked biscuits, lemon and aniseed reminds Elettra of her mother's kitchen. But her mother is in a coma, and the family bakery is failing. Elettra is distraught; she has many unanswered questions about her mother's childhood - Edda was a secretive woman. The only clue is a family heirloom: a necklace inscribed with the name of an island. Elettra buys a one-way ticket to that island, just off the coast of Sardinia. Once there, she discovers a community of women, each lost in their own way. They live in a crumbling convent, under threat from the local mayor and his new development plan. It is within the convent's dark corridors and behind its secret doors that Elettra discovers a connection to her mother's past. She also falls in love again: with friendship, baking and adventure.
Main title:
The little Italian bakery / Valentina Cebeni ; translated by Isabelle Kaufeler.
London : Little, Brown, 2018.
345 pages ; 24 cm.
First published in Italy in 2016 as La ricetta segreta per un sogno by Garzanti.Includes recipe.Translated from the Italian.
1408707950 (paperback)9781408707951 (paperback)
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryAdult Fiction - GeneralCEBEOnloan - Due: 12 Feb 2023
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