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The Prodigal Daughter

The Prodigal Daughter

The second book in the Food of Love trilogy about an extended Anglo/Italian family in the ever-growing restaurant trade. Rebellious daughter, Angelica Angelotti, wants to strike out on her own away from the family. But some bad choices – including picking the wrong partner – lead to heart-wrenching consequences.

Angelica has grown up in the family restaurant business started by her Italian father, Giovanni, and his English wife, Laura. Surrounded by gorgeous Italian food, now she wants to try something different. Defying her father’s wishes, she moves to Paris to learn French cuisine. There, caught up in the excitement and emotion of the May ’68 student riots, she falls in love with a charismatic but unreliable man.

Back in London with him, Angelica’s future career blossoms at the Savoy Hotel and further develops when she becomes a food writer. What happens to her marriage is another matter and her parents’ concerns are proved painfully justified.

Moving back to run the inn on her family’s estate in Gloucestershire may feel like failure, but little does Angelica know that what awaits her there is the greatest challenge of her life – and a second chance at love.

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 15th September 2016

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781784290672

Reviews

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 and restaurant trends
Daily Mail
Perfectly captures the Sixties' scene
Choice Magazine