Ever since Annie got together with Ciccio, his Calabrian family have spoken of their homeland as an earthly paradise, of wild nights dancing the tarantella, of almond milk sold fresh from roadside stalls, of honey cakes and amaro made from wild liquorice roots... Now, at last, Annie and Ciccio are travelling down to see the ancestral home and extended family for themselves, along with a bunch of vocal and lively de Gilios who don't want to miss out on the fun.
Will everything Annie has learnt in her years among the Ligurians stand her in good stead among the Calabresi? Or is she in for another steep learning curve in the intricacies of Italian rural life?
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Praise for RIPE FOR THE PICKING:
'A truly mouthwatering read' - Hello!; 'As warm as the Mediterranean sun' - Daily ExpressAbout the Author:
Annie Hawes, originally from Shepherd's Bush, is based in Liguria. Her previous books, Extra Virgin and Ripe for the Picking, were worldwide bestsellers.
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