A gorgeous multi-stranded love story set in Rome. One Day meets Roman Holiday!
'Absolutely enchanting, an ode to all the semi-magical towns and vibrant cities in the world where fate is decided. Love has many faces - and Lamprell knows them all. This is a book for those willing to travel the road of love from the beginning, across the long middle, to the end, over and over again. (And, by the way: you will discover the secret places of Rome in every chapter!)' NINA GEORGE, author of the New York Times bestseller, The Little Paris Bookshop
This is the place where passions are aroused, senses inflamed, and lovers fall into each other's arms. It all appears to unfold like magic - but I will tell you what really happens. Rome - glorious, eternal, intoxicating. Could there be a better place on earth to fall in love?
Young artist Alice has come to Rome for adventure before settling down with her safe boyfriend. But when fate intervenes to show her there really is such a thing as love at first sight, will she find the courage to follow her heart?
Meg and Alec fell in love in Rome many years before and have returned to rekindle their amore, but have they left it too late?
Connie and Lizzie are in Rome to scatter the ashes of Connie's beloved husband Henry, who's also Lizzie's brother. But Lizzie doesn't know the real story of how Connie and Henry met there decades before, nor what long-hidden secrets lie waiting to be unearthed.
And what of Rome itself? It turns out that the Eternal City has secrets only lovers can glimpse. The magic of Rome is also the magic of the human heart.
The Lovers' Guide to Rome is a witty, sophisticated and bewitching novel about the greatest mystery of all.
Mark Lamprell works in film and television. He co-wrote the film Babe: Pig in the City and wrote and directed the award- winning feature My Mother Frank. His first novel, The Full Ridiculous, was published last year and has been sold to the United States, Canada, Poland and Israel. Mark has holidayed in Rome for many years.
Reviews for THE FULL RIDICULOUS
'A stunning debut.' - Courier Mail/Herald Sun/Sunday Territorian
'A very funny and truthful novel.' - Kirkus Reviews
'This is a delightful book, that I found virtually impossible to put down. The vast majority of it was consumed in one sitting. It is tightly crafted, tautly honed and touchingly haunting.' - Bookshelf Reviews blog
Allen & Unwin
Allen & Unwin
Paperback - C format