Ciao Bella: In Search of New Relatives and Dante in Italy by Helena Frith-Powell

Ciao Bella: In Search of New Relatives and Dante in Italy

byHelena Frith-Powell

Kobo ebook | November 15, 2012

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'You really must read… Ciao Bella.' Sunday Times 'Fascinating… comic… delightful' Sunday Times 'Humorous… rich and satisfying.' Daily Telegraph 'Beautifully written, it made me laugh and I wanted to follow in Helena's footsteps round Italy.' Kate Figes 'A travel book with a difference.' Coventry Evening Telegraph 'An ideal stocking filler.' Evening Standard (Glasgow) 'Brilliant.' BBC Radio Oxford Shabina Akhtar 'I defy anyone not to enjoy it.' Harrow Observer In this exceptional travel book, Helena Frith Powell travels through Italy with her father to discover the Italian family she never knew about. In a rare twist of fate, Helena Frith Powell grew up in Newbury as a shy girl, oblivious of her extrovert Italian family. But, at the age of 14, she was suddenly rudely awakened to the truth, when her real father wrote to her and invited her to come to Italy. Her Italian-style adolescence is guided by her Lothario father, her lying aunt and her doting grandmother. While writing this memoir fourteen years later, she reestablishes contact with her father, who ran out of her wedding, and finally finds their common ground. In this funny, moving and entertaining journey to the places she visited with her father, Helena combines descriptions of Italy, its food, fashion, culture and people to get to grips with a foreign culture that is genetically her own.

Title:Ciao Bella: In Search of New Relatives and Dante in ItalyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 15, 2012Publisher:Gibson SquareLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1906142513

ISBN - 13:9781906142513

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Molto bene! The most interesting life story ever! I do hope she continues writing about her family!
Date published: 2014-09-20