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Love In Idleness

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780349115856

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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…

Reviews

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
[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
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 novel works brilliantly as a sharp and funny analysis of modern mores, a magical story of transformation
Independent on Sunday
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
An intelligent and satisfying romantic comedy.
WOMAN AND HOME