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By Domenica De Rosa | Comments: ( 270 ) | Date: ( Oct 15, 2019 )

Love, rivalry, and writing in a Tuscan paradise.Relax Indulge And discover the writer withinPatricia Wilson s carefully composed ads for the writers retreat she runs at her thirteenth century Italian castle promise so much But while the splendour of their surroundings and chef Aldo s melanzane never fail to wow the guests, huge maintenance bills and bad news from thLove, rivalry, and writing in a Tuscan paradise.Relax Indulge And discover the writer withinPatricia Wilson s carefully composed ads for the writers retreat she runs at her thirteenth century Italian castle promise so much But while the splendour of their surroundings and chef Aldo s melanzane never fail to wow the guests, huge maintenance bills and bad news from the bank threaten to close Patricia down It s make or break time for the Castello.Each of her seven aspiring authors arrives with the inevitable baggage alongside their unpublished manuscripts But this August something is different, and soon lifelong spinster Mary is riding on the back of Aldo s vespa, and smouldering odd job man Fabio has set than one heart racing.As temperatures rise, the writers gossip, flirt and gently polish their prose by the pool But with ghosts, scorpions, and some unexpected visitors to contend with, one thing s for sure neither the Castello, nor Patricia, has ever seen a summer like this.


  • Title: Summer School
  • Author: Domenica De Rosa
  • ISBN: 9780755350070
  • Page: 450
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments Summer School

  • Anne

    This book is full of caricatures - the buttoned-up elderly civil servant, the twinkling Italian cook with the white moustache, the Irish rogue, the Italian stallion Some of the story lines are quite ridiculous, and the end is so ridiculously schmaltzy and weepy, tying up all the loose ends. I absolutely loved it - I couldn't put it down, and I can say it's a book I really thoroughly enjoyed every moment of. How often can you say that, eh?!


  • Pauline

    Not a bad read but not as good as Nicky Pellegrino books.


  • Ruthy

    O antes"Preparativos 31 de Julho Patricia O’Hara, mais conhecida por signora O’Hara, ou Patrizia, ou a inglesa do castello, afasta o cabelo húmido da cara, tentando concentrar-se na sua lista. Embora a cozinha seja fresca, lá fora o calor é de tal forma intenso que parece querer irromper pelas janelas. A sua escrita, de um negro intenso que contrasta com a alvura do papel, pulsa desagradavelmente na página." Hummm com este inicio só faz mesmo pensar no Verão, Sol, praia e Itália parec [...]


  • Kirsty Darbyshire

    I've enjoyed reading Elly Griffiths' crime books and discovered somewhere along the way that this was a pseudonym of Domenica De Rosa. De Rosa's books looked rather girly and chick lit like and not really my kind of thing. When I spotted one in the library though I picked it up to have a look and ended up absorbed by it. The 'Summer School' of the title is a fortnight long writing workshop taking place in a renovated castle in Tuscany. The characters seemed a bit stereotypical to start with but [...]


  • Mafi

    Gostei deste livro. É daqueles livros leves que se lê bem, em dias de sol, na praia, ou em dias chuvosos, à frente da lareira. A história não é de todo muito original, mas as personagens e o cenário são os ingredientes perfeitos para uma boa leitura. É mesmo daqueles livros que se lê com gosto, não é viciante, não nos prende, mas as páginas viram-se e quando damos por ele já o acabamos.É um romance com personagens inspiradores e as descrições da Toscana levam-nos a viajar até [...]


  • Natasha

    I really enjoyed this! I think it must be hard for an author to write about a writing course, or make comments on stories without being judged themselves on their ability of writing an enjoyable book, but that wasn't the case with De Rosa. I also admire the author for coming up with so many characters, all different, for just one book, so that you are pulled in to the beautiful tuscan scenery and the castello. I enjoyed the variety of characters and the many twists and revelations that kept comi [...]


  • Diana Matias

    Gostei muito de visitar a Toscana com a Dominica de Rosa. ja coloquei na minha lista de cidades a conhecer. Um dia, talvez. As personagens são fortes e tentadoras. A escritora conseguiu dar importância a cada uma sem desprezar as mais secundárias. Gostei tanto da Anna, do Aldo, da Mary e do Sam também. Concordo com o final de todas as personagens, não poderia ser de outra forma.


  • Karen

    Summer School has been republished in 2017 as 'One Summer in Tuscany'Set in the idyllic Tuscan hills, Patricia Wilson’s 18th century home earns its keep (or tries to) by playing host to guests on a residential creative writing course. The two week course includes tuition from author Jeremy Bullen and features sightseeing trips into Rome and Florence as well as the chance to explore the local landscape. For the guests it is a chance to hone their writing skills and to have their writing critiqu [...]


  • Tara

    Full review to follow.


  • Elise Kress

    Beautiful! Took me right back to Tuscany


  • Carol

    Quick summer read with all the flavours and descriptions of sights in Tuscany. Delicious armchair travel


  • Pat Stearman

    Didn't want to stop reading, didn't want to finish this one! All came crashing to a very satisfactory finish! Good fun.


  • Patrícia Alegria

    Opinião: outrolivrodefantasia


  • Ricki Treleaven

    This week I read Summer School by Domenica de Rosa. Maggie @ Normandy Life sent it to me, and I enjoyed this book. It is the perfect beach or lake read. This book is difficult to find here in the states, but has a few copies.Have you ever wanted to take a vacation where you learn something new or improve skills you already have? I would love to attend an art workshop in a beautiful place: Paris, Sedona, Florence, or maybe even San Francisco. I have friends who have travelled to France for cooki [...]


  • Ne

    Relembro esta obra como algo simples, mas com as suas pequenas pérolas. Refiro-me particularmente aos seus cenários, que são os pontos mais fortes desta narrativa. Contrabalançando assim com as coisas menos boas que encontrei.Mas comecemos pelas coisas boas.Adorei Toscana descrita por Domenica de Rosa. A curiosidade e o desejo de conhecer semelhante região cresceu exponencialmente. Adorei também o romance entre Mary e Aldo. Foi algo que nunca tinha encontrado nas minhas leituras. Este últ [...]


  • Ana

    Ler este livro foi uma experiência agridoce…foi como colocar um dedo sobre uma ferida ainda aberta que teima em não sarar. O livro é de uma leitura fácil, tem personagens bem construídas, credíveis e um cenário que nos deixa com água na boca. As descrições da autora são deliciosas e é aí que a ferida abre. Ora, quando estava a ler o livro o meu coração acelerava cada vez que me deparava com a descrição de uma colina com a descrição do calor, do sol que incide sobre as vilas [...]


  • Jeanette Grant-Thomson

    Summer School is light reading on the whole. Almost YA but not quite, as most of the protagonists are older and are dealing with some serious issues.This novel is about a live-in creative writing course, held in an Italian castle. The characters range from Patricia, the owner/manager; the writers; Patricia's son and her ex-husband; Aldo, the charming Italian gourmet cook; Jeremy, the tutor; to others. Most of them have segments told from their point of view - and as most of them swear and blasph [...]


  • Etcetorize

    This is one of those really lovely books that whisks you away to a gorgeous setting in the Tuscan countryside. By midway through chapter 2 I was already Googling holiday apartment rentals in San Gigminano.I listed to the audio version which may be why I lost track of a couple of the characters and got a couple of them mixed up. There are quite a few personalities to remember, covering most of the stereotypes that you'll find in any holiday tour package. By the end though I found them all again a [...]


  • Carla Faleiro

    De ínicio achei o livro um pouco desinteressante, vários personagens cheios de defeitos, mas com a mania que seriam grandes escritores, mas à medida que o enredo se foi desenvolvendo foi-me apaixonando pela estória!Cada personagem com uma carga emocional bastante pesada, alguns deles bastante egoístas e com uma vida de frustrações.Escusado será dizer que a Mary e o Aldo foram os meu favoritos!! Um casal de "avós" - ela solteira e ele viúvo - que se apaixonam como dois jovens e vivem um [...]


  • Bronwyn Rykiert

    I found this book an enjoyable read. Mary, Cat, Anna, Sam, JP, Sally, Dorothy and Rick are off to Tuscany to stay in a 13th century Italian castle where a writer Jeremy will give his expertise with some tips on how to write a novel, mind you, it has been awhile since he had a book published.The castle is run by an English woman Patricia, she lives there with an assistant, her son Matthew and Aldo comes in daily to cook. While this group of writers are here she takes on Fabio as a handy man.They [...]


  • Carolin

    I really loved this book- with its dreamy descriptions of the Tuscan country side and the tasty Italian food cooked by Aldo for the guests, that stayed at the castello. The characters are well developed and the landscapes are described in such detail, that it felt indeed like a having been on a holiday in Italy- without having even left the house.I am a bit sad that my holiday is over and my fellow travellers have all gone This book had it all romance, an edge of darkness, nostalgia.


  • São Palma

    Achei um livro espectacular dentro do seu género e o final agradou-me imenso! Fugiu um pouco ao que eu estava à espera. Não achei um final cliché, na medida em que esperava que os casamentos existentes se desmoronassem e se iniciassem novas relações naquela ideia de "descobrir que tinha que mudar de vida e encontrar novos horizontes" ou coisa que o valha Fugiu a esse cliché e eu gostei imenso disso :)


  • Despina

    What a charming book. Domenica De Rosa wrote about so many of my favourite subjects in one novel; travel, Italy, Tuscany house, good food, romance, some light comedy, writing, and the publishing industry. It looks light and fluffy on the outside but I was deeply engrossed in it from the start and could not put it down. If I could rate it 4.5 stars I would but unfortunately it quite does not reach that 5 star quality.


  • Anne

    I finished Summer School last night and it is a perfect way to transport yourself away from this cold, wet weather into a world of eternal sunshine, delicious food and great characters.The descriptions of the Tuscan countryside and towns, along with the fabulously well-drawn characters really kept my attention. The castle and the learners on the creative writing course are wonderful - if a bit over-the-top at times.Well worth a read.


  • Marta Ávila

    I picked up this book because of its main subject: the creative writing summer school - I thought I would love reading about it, since I would like to enroll in such a thing someday. It turns out the author could have taken one of those courses herself. The book is boring, repeats itself a lot and has done nothing for me. The Toscane descriptions and environment are ok but a lot of the characters are very shallow and the big-fat-pink-and-flowery-happy-ending annoyed the crap out of me.


  • Helen Moyes

    Domenica de Rosa describes evocative Tuscan scenes and includes a range of characters in this light, easy read novel. Generally happy endings and mouth watering food descriptions made this a winner for me. Just don't read this if you don't want to be inspired to cook Italian food, or even to write a novel yourself!


  • Maria Carmo

    I really enjoyed this book. The plot is carefully intertwined, the "hints" for aspiring authors are not boring, the descriptions of Tuscany are charming but with a subtle sense of humor, the characters start by being a bit "stereotyped" but soon evolve into interesting personalities and I do not mind the happy ending Maria Carmo,Lisbon 19th August 2013.


  • Nicki

    I thought I would enjoy this book as I love books set in Italy, but I just couldn't get into it at all. I did like some of the characters but it all felt too far away and strained to really get stuck into it. I didn't like the writing style and it made me feel as though I was reading it through someone else, if that makes sense? So I'm very disappointed.


  • Ritu Arjun

    It is a light and simple story. 7 wannabe authors gather at an Italian resort to gain some insight in to how to publish a best-seller. While there is not much to the story , the book does justice to the charm of Italy and it's cuisine. The one thing admirable was the author writing in different styles of writing to reflect that of each of the characters.


  • Margarida B.

    Li este livro durante o verão, como leitura leve e embora tenha gostado, não o adorei. Tem todos os condimentos para ser um livro interessante: aspirantes a escritores, cursos de escrita, personagens muito diferentes Mas deixou um pouco a desejar.


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