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The Prodigal Daughter

The Prodigal Daughter

Angelica Angelotti has grown up in her parents’ Italian food business. 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 marriage eventually proves impossible. Angelica has to leave Mario, and makes the decision to move back to Gloucestershire to help her other cousin Silvano with a new branch of the family business – reopening the Frampton Arms as a restaurant. As they get to know each other better, Angelica realises her mistake: she fell in love with 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 loves?

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Sagas

On Sale: 15th September 2016

Price: £21.99

ISBN-13: 9781786481498


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