The Prodigal Daughter
Angelotti Chronicles 2
By Prue Leith
The second book in the Food of Love trilogy by celebrated author, chef and food writer Prue Leith
It is 1968. Angelica Angelotti has grown up in the Italian food business started by her English mother and Italian father. Now she is using her cooking talent to strike out on her own, moving to Paris to go to culinary school. There, among the excitement and wild emotion of the student barricades, she falls in love with her charismatic but unreliable cousin Mario - a manic depressive ten years older than her whom her mother had sacked from their restaurant.
Navigating a blossoming career, from the Savoy hotel pastry kitchen to the world of food writing and presenting, alongside an increasingly toxic relationship, eventually proves impossible. Angelica has to leave Mario, and makes the decision to move back to the family home in Gloucestershire to help her other cousin Silvano with a new branch of the family business - reopening the local pub, the Frampton Arms, as a restaurant. As they get to know each other better, Angelica realises her mistake: she chose the wrong brother.
But when Mario reappears, determined to win her back, and as other jealous relatives plot the downfall of the Frampton Arms, will Angelica be able to hold on to her business and the man she's come to love?
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18 May 2017
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An enjoyable, well-written love story — Good Housekeeping (on The Food of Love)
Prue Leith knows about colour and flavour and this has lots of both . . . a delicious family saga — Daily Mail (on The Food of Love)
A mouthwatering first course — Hello (on The Food of Love)
Leith has really hit her stride as a writer and uses her own considerable catering experience . . . skilfully interweaving emotional drama with food fashions — Daily Mail
Perfectly captures the Sixties' scene — Choice Magazine