Last Voyage of the Valentina
Last Voyage of the Valentina by Santa Montefiore
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Last Voyage of ValentinaAn eccentric aristocrat is savagely murdered in his Italian palazzo at the end of WW2

Format:Paperback

Release Date:  23 October 2014 

ISBN :  9781471132001

£7.99

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headericonAbout the book

An eccentric aristocrat is savagely murdered in his Italian palazzo at the end of WW2.
Twenty years later, this unsolved crime touches the life of Alba, a hedonistic girl who lives on a houseboat in Sixties Chelsea.
Between these two distinctive times runs a thread of love, decadence and betrayal that takes Alba from the country-houses of the shires to the olive groves of the Amalfi Coast, rich with the scent of figs, the drama of wartime and the lingering decay of tragedy.
The past unfolds revealing a secret web of partisans and Nazis, peasants and counts and in the centre of it all, an alluring woman of mystery: her mother.
Alba investigates not only a murder but the forbidden truth. What she finds in the past is heartrending, but it’s the gateway to her own future.

headericonAbout the author

Born in England in 1970, Santa Montefiore grew up in Hampshire. She is married to historian Simon Sebag Montefiore. They live with their two children, Lily and Sasha, in London. Visit her at www.santamontefiore.co.uk.

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