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THE HOUSE AT CHORLTON
In postwar Gloucestershire, Laura Oliver falls in love with Giovanni, an Italian ex-prisoner-of-war, now a humble cook. The couple flee her father’s wrath to London. Facing destitution, only their love for one another and their dream of opening a restaurant business keeps them going. From Cotswolds farmland to London fish markets, this is a tale of prejudice, ambition and one couple’s struggle to overcome all obstacles and carve out a life of their own.
THE PRODIGAL DAUGHTER
It is 1968. Angelica Angelotti has grown up in her parents’ Italian restaurant. Now she is striking out on her own in Paris. There she falls in love with her charismatic but unpredictable cousin Mario. Navigating a blossoming career, from the Savoy hotel to the world of television, alongside an increasingly toxic relationship proves impossible. The offer to run the pub on her family’s estate as a restaurant seems like the perfect escape. Chorlton has called her home…
THE LOST SON
The Angelotti family reels when Tom, Laura and Giovanni’s lost son, given up for adoption in the war, traces his birth family and returns to the fold, with devastating consequences.But Laura has been keeping an explosive secret about Tom’s parentage that means his reappearance in her life is bittersweet. She may have found her son, but will it be at the cost of everything it has taken her fifty years to build?