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  • Published: 20 October 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241987315
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $19.99
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The Tuscan Contessa

A heartbreaking new novel set in wartime Tuscany




A sweeping new novel from the Number One bestselling author of The Tea Planter's Wife, set in wartime Tuscany

In 1943, Contessa Sofia de' Corsi's peaceful Tuscan villa among the olive groves is upturned by the sudden arrival of German soldiers. Desperate to fight back, she agrees to shelter a wounded British radio engineer in her home, keeping him hidden from her husband Lorenzo - knowing that she is putting all of their lives at risk.When Maxine, an Italian-American working for the resistance, arrives on Sofia's doorstep, the pair forge an uneasy alliance. Feisty, independent Maxine promised herself never to fall in love. But when she meets a handsome partisan named Marco, she realizes it's a promise she can't keep...Before long, the two women find themselves entangled in a dangerous game with the Nazis. Will they be discovered? And will they both be able to save the ones they love?

  • Published: 20 October 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241987315
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $19.99
Categories:

About the author

Dinah Jefferies

Dinah Jefferies was born in Malaya in 1948 and moved to England at the age of nine. She has worked in education, once lived in a rock n roll commune and, more recently, been an exhibiting artist. She spends her days writing, with time off to make tiaras and dinosaurs with her grandchildren. She has previously published The Separation with Viking, and The Tea Planter's Wife is her second novel.

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