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Prince of the Clouds



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Prince of the Clouds by Gianni Riotta
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A rousingly romantic Mediterranean novel of love and war. 'Even more enchanting than Louis de Bernieres's Captain Correlli's Mandolin, Riotta's novel is a revelation' (Daily Mail). The Second World War has just ended, and Colonel Carlo Terzo, a brilliant military strategist, retires to Sicily with his beautiful Russian wife Emma. There he spends long afternoons tutoring two young lovers -- Salvatore, a poet, and the feisty, aristocratic Fiore. But the Terzo household becomes caught in a standoff between rebel peasants and the murderous private army of Fiore's malicious mother. Will Carlo finally be given the chance to measure his learning on a real battlefield?

Author Biography

Gianni Riotta is a novelist and journalist who is currently the co-editor of La Stampa, one of Italy's leading newspapers. This is his first book to be translated into English. He lives in Turin and New York.
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May 1st, 2002
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
(decorative line drawings & watercolours)
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