Stefania Hartley

Fresh from the Sea and Other Short Stories

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Will Gnà Peppina give her customers what they need, even if it’s more than food?
What pleasures can a man indulge in after his wife has put him on a draconian diet?
Who will be able to cook dinner for the family with five euros?
Five humorous short stories ablaze with the Sicilian sunshine, vibrating with the singsongs of the street sellers, fragrant with the scent of the sea.
Written by Stefania Hartley, also known as The Sicilian Mama.
"Full of atmosphere, fun and warmth. It’s an absolutely charming read." (Shirley Blair, senior editor of The People’s Friend magazine, on the short story "Cooking with Franca")
"Hartley doesn’t just give us stories, she gives us a slice of Italian life served with lashings of charm and wit. Highly recommended!" (Ella Hayes, author of Her Brooding Scottish Heir)
"In these short stories Stefania Hartley skewers universal foibles with humor. With sharp and at the same time gentle irony she invites us to laugh not only at the characters but, with them, at ourselves. The sunny quality of the tales owes as much to their Sicilian setting as to a warm perspective on human beings." (Valeria Vescina, author of That Summer in Puglia)
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