Pippa Laud has escaped! Armed only with her college duffle coat, Italian Without Tears and the shabbiest suitcase in Europe, she has left England, her pompous ex-boyfriend and once-promising legal career to start a new life teaching English in Tuscany. The enchanting city of Lucca promised serenity, culture and la dolce vita. But behind its noble walls lurk Machiavellian minds and more sinister mysteries than the workings of the school photocopier. Pippa blunders heroically into the labyrinth of deception and death - but who can she rely on to help her out again - Muriel and doggy English expatriate, sartorially-challenged Commissario Guinizelli, or only Pierrotino, the bravest cat on the Lucchese rooftops? Exuberant and witty with un po' d'amore, this is the perfect entertainment for anyone who has ever travelled hopefully, drunk too much limoncello or wondered where the Carabinieri take their moustaches on a Sunday afternoon.
From the Publisher
Girotondo will be published at the beginning of May 2006 by The Crystal Bard Press. For more information and to read the first chapter free, please see our website at crystalbard.com