“As you can probably guess from my gushing review, I loved this novel. It had everything you want in a love story… but most of all, it was about the capacity we have in all of us to forgive, to make amends and make the best of what life has to offer. If you want a sumptuous, evocative and totally enthralling novel… then it has to be That Summer In Puglia. It is just beautiful.”

Thank you, Amanda Duncan, for your powerful words.

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Image result for that summer in pugliaThat Summer in Puglia by Valeria Vescina   Eyewear Publishing  March 1st 2018

Tommaso has escaped discovery for thirty years but a young private investigator, Will, has tracked him down. Tommaso asks him to pretend never to have found him. To persuade Will, Tommaso recounts the story of his life and his great love. In the process, he comes to recognise his true role in the events which unfolded, and the legacy of unresolved grief. Now he’s being presented with a second chance – but is he ready to pay the price it exacts? That Summer In Puglia is a tale of love, loss, the perils of self-deception and the power of compassion. Puglia offers an ideal setting: its layers of history are integral to the story, itself an excavation of a man’s past; Tommaso’s increasingly vivid memories of its sensuous colours, aromas and tastes, and of how it felt…

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