Dunedin Athenaeum & Mechanics Institute

For people passionate about words

03 477 6274

Recent books

One Summer in Venice by Nicky Pellegrino (July 2015)

What are the ten things that make you happy?

When Addolorata Martinelli lands in Venice, alone in one of the world's most romantic cities, she sets herself a challenge.  One list, ten secrets to happiness.

The problem is Addolorata knows her list should be full already.  She has everything she thought she wanted - her own restaurant, a husband, a child - back home in London.  But lately it's all been threatening to fall apart at the seams.  Now, with no one to accompany her, she hopes Venice will help her find the answers.

Wandering the tangled maze of streets and canals, an outsider in a place of beauty and mystery, passion and stories, Addolorata must work out what happened to the person she used to be.  With the help of food, music and some accidental new friends, she realises her list has more than a few surprises.  And when she finishes, will there be room for her life in London - or is happiness always just beyond the horizon?
site powered by - Turboweb :: Simple Web Manager