'This isn't a mid-life crisis OK? For a start I'm not old enough yet to have one of those.
I'm calling it a happiness project. I've stolen an entire summer from my life and by the time it's over I plan to leave this place with a list in my hand.
The ten things that make me happy, that's all I want to know.
How difficult can it be? They may be small things - a perfect cup of coffee, a day without rain - or bigger ones.
It's still the beginning so how can I know?' Addolorata Martinelli knows she should be happy.
She has everything she thought she wanted - her own business, a husband, a child.
So why does she feel as if something is missing? Then when her restaurant, Little Italy, is slated by a reviewer, she realises that she's lost the one thing she thought she could always count on, her love of food. So Addolorata heads to Venice for a summer alone, aiming to find the ten things that make her happy.
Once she's found them, she'll construct a new life around her ten things, but will they include her life in London?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 21/04/2016
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781409150831