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The Food of Love Cookery School

By: Nicky Pellegrino
Narrated by: Harriet Carmichael
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Summary

In a remote Sicilian mountain town, four women arrive at a cookery school, each at a turning point in their lives.

Moll is a foodie and an exhausted working mum on the holiday of a lifetime. Tricia, a top London lawyer, is taking a break from the demands of her job and her family. Valerie, consumed by grief following the death of her partner, is trying to figure out how to live a life without him. And recently divorced Poppy has come to Sicily to learn about the place where her grandfather was born before emigrating to Australia.

Luca Amore runs the school, using the recipes passed down to him by generations of Amore women. He expects this course to be much like all the others - but as sparks fly, friendships are made and secrets are shared. And for each of them, nothing will ever be the same.

©2013 Nicky Pellegrino (P)2014 Orion Publishing Group

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Smell the coffee. A nice summer read.

I'm a fan of Nicky Pellegrino and she hasn't disappointed me with this book. A lovely story of four women who travel to Italy for a cookery school vacation. Each of them, in their own right, have their reasons for being there. Some sad, some freeing, some life changing. If you want an easy to listen to girlie 'read', this will do the trick. You can smell the food as you listen to the recipes being created.

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Yummy food and self discovery

What made the experience of listening to The Food of Love Cookery School the most enjoyable?

The narrator was able to convey the various characters via changes in the voices. Great descriptions of food

Who was your favorite character and why?

Moll she takes in the experience, is not afraid of making her views known. She has a secret which may change your view of her.

What about Harriet Carmichael’s performance did you like?

The ability to convey the various characters through changes in her voice.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, I liked listening to it in one hour chunks when I was on holiday.

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Really lovely gentle book

Lovely gentle story, well read. Made me want to do a cookery course in Italy.

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Very enjoyable

If you could sum up The Food of Love Cookery School in three words, what would they be?

Perfect holiday read.

What other book might you compare The Food of Love Cookery School to, and why?

Enchanted April, completely different era and part of Italy, but only because of the 4 women soul searching and blossoming in Italy. Wonderfully descriptive and captivating, felt I was feeling the sun, smelling the smells and tasting the food.

Which character – as performed by Harriet Carmichael – was your favourite?

If Harriet Carmichael performed all the characters she is extremely talented - Luca Amore.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Lost and found in Sicily.

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Just dreamy!

A great mix of food, characters, settings and storyline. So easy to listen to and enchanting and delightful.
I want to go to The Food of Love Cookery School please!

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loved, love

a very enjoyable book. you can almost smell the foods, see the views. will pr listen again

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Sweet book

ITS a nice book and the narrator is quite ok. However, the English thing of trying to add an accent to non-English characters when they can't pronounce a rolling "r" or any version of an "e" other than an English one ends up sounding silly and a bit annoying.

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Girly story for food lovers

Not a lot of depth but entertaining enough. Good background info on the culinary side.
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didn't like characters or narrator

I love Pellegrino books but just not this one. I found the characters a bit toxic and the Italian accent of the narrator was rather distracting!! (sounded wrong)

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Great Narrator however....

This Audiobook will probably work better as a print book.
Chapters are very long so you really need time when your going to listen to it. They are each about an hour long.
The story is set in Sciliy and is painted beautifully by a wonderful narrator. The story itself is a lovely one with characters development over time slowly. A few twists and turns here and there.
Unless you have an hour to listen to each chapter, then might not be worth trying as an audiobook. I found it hard settle into it if I stopped mid chapter and it led me to not finishing the book in over a month, which is long for me.