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Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780751550764

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‘Wonderful . . . hugely ambitious and atmospheric’ KATE MOSSE

‘Superb storytelling’ DINAH JEFFERIES

Discover a brilliant story of intrigue, romance and betrayal in 1930s Italy, from the internationally bestselling author . . . .

Italy, 1932 – Mussolini’s Italy is growing from strength to strength, but at what cost?

One bright autumn morning, architect Isabella Berotti sits at a café in the vibrant centre of Bellina, when a woman she’s never met asks her to watch her ten-year-old daughter, just for a moment. Reluctantly, Isabella agrees – and then watches in horror as the woman climbs to the top of the town’s clock tower and steps over the edge.

This tragic encounter draws vivid memories to the surface, forcing Isabella to probe deeper into the secrets of her own past as she tries to protect the young girl from the authorities. Together with charismatic photographer Roberto Falco, Isabella is about to discover that secrets run deeper, and are more dangerous, than either of them could have possibly imagined . . .

From the glittering marble piazzas to the picturesque hillside villages and winding streets of Rome, The Italian Wife will take you on an breath-taking journey. Perfect for fans of Dinah Jefferies, Lucinda Riley and Rosanna Ley.


A thrilling plot … Fast-paced with a sinister edge’ The Times

‘A thrilling, compelling read. Wonderful!’ Lesley Pearse

‘Gripping . . . poignant, beautifully written …will capture the reader’ The Sun

‘Truly captivatingElle

Perfect escapist reading’ Marie Claire

‘An achingly beautiful epic’ New Woman

‘A rollicking good readDaily Telegraph


Kate Furnivall has a wonderful gift for evoking a location, and her stories are always fast-paced page-turners, peppered with authentic detail
Lucinda Riley
Allow yourself to be captivated by a story that grips from the start, and doesn't let go until the last tear has been shed. The Italian Wife is the definition of a terrifically well-written page-turner
Dinah Jefferies, author of The Separation
The Italian Wife has everything: a fascinating setting in an extraordinary period of European history and a powerful love story. I loved this book
Liz Trenow, author of The Last Telegram
Breathtaking historical fiction
The Times
Perfect escapist reading
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