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The Cilento Dove
Set partly in Venice, spanning the years between the outbreak of WW11 and November 1963, The Cilento Dove is a deeply intriguing love story drawn against a background of two of the century's great historical dates. It tells of two women, a generation apart, whose parallel lives unexpectedly begin to converge as the stories of their loves past and present unfold. While Grac ...more
Paperback, first edition, 304 pages
Published October 22nd 2013 by The Sundial Press
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The Cilento Dove is a true holiday romance in both senses of the term. The plot of the book turns on two seminal holidays spent in Venice - one on the brink of World War II, the other in the early sixties, shortly before the assassination of JFK. A now elderly and infirm Grace returns to sixties Venice for the holiday of a lifetime, decades after her own unrequited but defining love story with a cultured but philandering Venetian. She is accompanied by her adopted niece Annie, already in a relat ...more