Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/23/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 150
ISBN : 9781496998224
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 150
ISBN : 9781496998217
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 150
ISBN : 9781496998231

About the Book

This is the portrait of an unusual woman and a memoir of an already distant era, brought alive again by her story. Her two identities are tied to Italy before the Second World War and to post-war Britain. Paulina D’Offizi is full of contradictions as her life was full of contrasts. Her story emerges through digressions and various points-of-view. She is a domineering woman and a demanding mother, to whom her child means the whole world. And the world is full of disappointments and unexpected twists of fate.

About the Author

Born in Cheltenham, in 1942, Anna Sable grew up in different parts of England and Wales, living both in stately homes and in hotel-rooms.She went to a number of boarding-schools before completing her education in London, where she lived for many years. As an adult, she abandoned painting to earn a living teaching literature and drama. She has a degree in languages and one in psychology. She now lives in Norway. She has previously published two novels : The Gilded Butterfly and Across the Void.