Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Wedding Officer: a novel

When you need a love story, but you aren't willing to delve into the Avalon romance section of covers of big brawny men lustfully cradling their Playboy models in their laps, try this book. It's much more real, but still very sweet.
British captain James Gould is assigned to Naples, Italy in World War II, where he is given the job of preventing British servicemen from becoming engaged to Italian prostitutes. And then he meets a beautiful widow...
The best parts of the book are the descriptions of all the food--bufala mozzarella,
fettuccine al limone and you can almost taste the fresh fruits described. Jamie Oliver even included a line on the back cover about how good everything sounded.

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