Hi everyone, I’ve got 5 copies (paperback) of The Italian Lover by Robert Hellenga up for grabs courtesy of Valerie at Hachette Books. I’ve not read it yet myself but it sure sounds good. Here’s a bit about it:
An exhilarating novel of romance, art, and food in Florence, featuring the beloved Margot Harrington, who graced Robert Hellenga’s The Sixteen Pleasures. Margot Harrington’s memoir about her discovery in Florence of a priceless masterwork of Renaissance erotica – and the misguided love affair it inspired – is now, 25 years later, being made into a movie.
Margot, with the help of her lover, Woody, writes a script that she thinks will validate her life. Of course their script is not used, but never mind – happy endings are the best endings for movies, as Margot eventually comes to see.
At the former convent in Florence where “The Sixteen Pleasures” – now called “The Italian Lover,” – is being filmed, Margot enters into a drama she never imagined, where her ideas of home, love, art, and aging collide with the imperatives of commerce and the unknowability of other cultures and other people.
The rules to enter are simple:
- Leave me a comment. Please ensure you leave me an email address also so I can contact you if you are one of the winners.
This giveaway is only open to US and Canadian residents. No PO boxes please. I will draw for a winner on Saturday, February 14. Good luck everyone.