Comecei a ler este livro no dia 02/08/2011 e acabei no dia 05/08/2011
Paixão e escrita num paraíso italiano
Todos os anos, Patricia O’Hara abre as portas do seu magnífico castello do século XIII e organiza um curso de escrita criativa na deslumbrante região da Toscana. Mas este ano, algo paira no ar quando os sete aspirantes a escritores se juntam à beira da piscina para trocar mexericos, namoriscar e escrever o livro das suas vidas. Em pouco tempo, Mary, a solteira convicta, descobre os encantos de partilhar uma Vespa; o sedutor Jeremy rende-se a talentos que não apenas os seus e até a pragmática Patricia vai arranjar tempo para uma paixão acidental. Graças a esta mistura explosiva de egos e criatividade, segredos obscuros e visitantes inesperados, uma coisa é certa: nunca se assistiu a um Verão como este. Quando o curso chegar ao fim, as suas vidas terão mudado para sempre. E um deles chegará mesmo a escrever um livro…
Domenica de Rosa
I was born in London in 1963. I’m the youngest of three sisters. We lived in Kensington and, until I was five, I think I spent most of my time pretending to be a horse in Kensington Gardens. Then my parents moved to Brighton and I discovered friends, the sea and riding real horses. I also wrote my first novel, aged 11. It was a murder mystery set in Rottingdean, a village near where I lived. It was called The Hair of the Dog and, as far as I remember, the parish priest did it….
After school, I read English at King’s College London and went to work in publishing. This effectively killed off any desire to write and it was not until I was on maternity leave expecting my twins that I wrote The Italian Quarter, which is loosely based on my dad’s life.Though I had worked in publishing for more than ten years, I had no idea how to get my own book published! It was not until a friend mentioned a wonderful agent, Tif Leonhis, that I had the courage to send the book to her. She liked it and Headline Review published The Italian Quarter in 2004.
I then wrote The Eternal City about three sisters taking their father’s ashes home to Italy. I hope it’s not as depressing as it sounds – in fact it is meant to be quite funny! My new book Villa Serena is about a woman who has the perfect life in Italy only to have it destroyed by one text message…
I live near Rottingdean, scene of that mysteriously still unpublished first novel, with my husband Andrew, our two children and our cat, Gus. I’m currently writing a thriller set in Norfolk (as a change from Italy).