Author(s): Nicky Pellegrino
Settled in London and with their own delicious slice of home in the form of Beppi's restaurant, 'Little Italy', the Martinellis are a typical Italian family; fighting, eating and loving in equal measure. Now, Pieta's sister Addolorata is getting married. Since Pieta is a bridal designer it falls to her to make the wedding gown. But she is distracted by a series of family mysteries. Why is her father feuding with another Italian in the neighbourhood? Why is her mother so faded and sad? And could the man she's always held a torch for really be getting married to someone else? As Pieta stitches and beads her sister's wedding gown she uncovers the secrets that have made her family what it is and that stand between her and happiness.
The Italian Wedding is a feast of food and love. It's about discovering who your family really are. And who you really want to be.
The exotic quality of Joanne Harris meets the warm, traditional storytelling of Maureen Lee Nicky Pellegrino is the editor of a women's magazine in New Zealand Foreign rights have so far sold to Germany, Holland, Portugal and Spain 'Full-bodied as a rich Italian red, it is a page-turner combining the missed chances of CAPTAIN CORELLI'S MANDOLIN with the foodie pleasures of CHOCOLAT. A warming read for a winter's night' Eve 'If you like your stories on the sensuous side, this debut novel is for you' Glamour
Born in 1964, Nicky Pellegrino is of Italian origin and is married to a New Zealander. She has worked on women's magazines and recently ghost-wrote a bestselling autobiography of Angela d'Audney, a well-known New Zealand broadcaster.