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The Book of Love

h3TheBookofLoveh3pIntroducingPhillipaFiorettithefirstnewAustralianauthortobeunearthedaspartofajointManuscriptDevelopmentProgrambetweenHachetteandQldWritersCentrebrbrTravelfromSydneytoRomeinawhirlwindofvintagedressesanddaringactionsinthisromanticcomedydebutbyAustralianauthorPhillipaFioretti.brAnenchantingandstylishadventureaboutaRomanholidaygonewrong....brbrLilyaqueenofstyleinretroclothesandRobbieherboyfriendrunasecondhandbookshopinPaddingtonSydney.InashipmentofoldbooksfromNairobiRobbiediscoversarareFrenchbookofancientRomanerotica.WithonlyfourcopiesinexistenceandvaluedattwentymilliondollarsheisdeterminedtosellitdespiteLilyssuggestionthattheyreturnittotheItaliangovernment.brbrDayslaterWilliamadashingRussianemployedbyafineartsfirminLondontoretrievestolenartworksarrivesattheshop.RobbierefusestohandoverthebookanddisappearstakinghisandLilyslifesavingswithhim.brbrPhillipaonwritingbrWritingfictionisasaddictiveandabsorbingasartmakingandformepulledallthedisparatethreadsofmylifetogetherintoagoodsolidrope.WritingfulltimerequiresyourmindtoinhabittheworldyoucreateandIwantedanantidotetotheseriousnessoflife.IwantedtoplayandtolaughandunwillingtospendmydaysincrimeorfantasywordIstartedtowritearomanticcomedy.IfoundmyselfgigglingandrockingwithgleeasIwrotemycharactersandthesituationstheyfoundthemselvesin.brbrFromPhillipasblogbrLilyswardrobeMymaincharacterinthebookbeingpublishedwearsvintageclothesandthesearesomeImsureshewouldwear.IknowIwould.brbrMymotherhoardedmagazines.Mygrandmotherhoardedimagesartcataloguesmenuspostcardstheatreprogramsandnewsclippings.InthosedaystherewasnoInternetandformygrandmothernotelevisionandthusprintedimageswereprecious.Mymotherwasalsoanewspaperclippingaficionadoandchampionmagazinehoarder.brbrIpickedupthehabitandhavecarriedwithmeforthelasttwentyyearsanoldcardboardboxfullofimagesIlike.Thereisnopatternthatdictatesinclusion.Ijustlikethemortheyinterestme.SoforabitofanimagebowerbirdlikemyselfGoogleImageisasirensingingtomeofthevoluptuouspleasuresoftimewasting.brbrarelnofollowhrefhttpwww.phillipafioretti.com.autargetblankwww.phillipafioretti.com.auabrbrstrongPhillipaFiorettistrongwasbornandraisedinSydneyandnowlivesinAdelaide.ShestudiedHumanitiesVisualArtsandMuseumStudiesandwentontoworkandexhibitasaprintmakeraswellasteachingparttimeattertiarylevel.AfterthearrivalofherfamilyshesettledintowritingandsubmittedherthirdmanuscriptTheBookofLovetotheQueenslandWritersCentreHachetteManuscriptDevelopmentProgram2008.ItwasselectedforparticipationintheworkshopandsubsequentlysignedupbyHachetteAustraliaforpublicationin2010withanotherbookTheFragmentofDreamstofollowin2011.PhillipanowlivesinAdelaidewithherfamily.VisitPhillipasstylishblogwhereshemusesaboutwritingfashionartandpinkicedbuttercake.brbrstrongVerdictstrongTheBookofLoveisthefirstnovelfromSydneybasewriterPhillipaFioretti.ThebookfollowsthestoryofLilyaneccentrictwentysomethingyearoldwithatasteforvintagedressesandhomemadejams.LilyownsanantiquebookstorewithherlawschooldropoutunfaithfulboyfriendRobbie.LilyiscontentwithherjamsandsequinsuntilonedayRobbiereturnsfromabuyingtripwithalotofjunkandoneparticularbookTheBookofLove.FromthatmomentonLilyslifeisturnedupsidedown.brbrEnterWilliamahandsomeEnglishgentlemanwithRussianrootswhohasbeenhiredtoreturnthebooktoapreviousowner.ThebookwasstolenfromWilliamssclientbyRobbiessellerandWilliamhasarrivedinSydneytoreturnittohimchoosingtoignorethefactthatthebookwasstoleninfirstplacefromamuseumbyWilliamssclient.ButWilliamneverexpectedtomeetLilyonhistripandLilyneverexpectedforRobbietostealalltheirmoneyandleavethecountrywiththebook.WilliamandLilymustnowjoinforcestosearchforRobbieandgetthebookbackandtheymustdoitbeforethemenwithgunsthatseemtobefollowingthemfindRobbiefirst.brbrTheBookofLoveisabeautifulfirstnovelbyFioretti.Thestorytravelswiththecharactersacrosstheworldandhasmysteryandcrimefightingmixedinwithromanceandlove.Thecharactersinthebookarebeautifullydescribed.Lilyisanamazingprotagonistwhoseeccentricityandnaivetyyouwillfallinlovewith.WhileyouonlywishthatWilliamwouldtellLilyhowhereallyfeltandshowedherhowtrulyromanticheis.IlovedthisbookandIknowyouwilltoo.FionaTewbrbrTheBookofLovebrHachetteAustraliabrAuthorPhillipaFiorettibrPrice24.99brbrph3InterviewwithPhillipaFiorettih3pWhydidyouchoosetotitlethebookTheBookofLovebrbrstrongPhillipaFiorettistrongThetitleformybookbymutualagreementwiththepublishersofcoursereferstoararebookofancientRomaneroticathatisstolenandturnsupinanantiquarianbookshopinSydney.LilywhoownsthebookshopandWilliamwhoisafterthebookgetcaughtupinlovethroughoutthebook.Soitsatwoforonetitle.brbrbrIsthecharacterofLilybasedonanyoneyouknowbrbrstrongPhillipaFiorettistrongNotoneindividualnoalthoughshehasthecolouringofsomeoneIknow.LilyisherselfbutsheispartlybasedonmygroupoffriendsasateenagerandyoungadultwescouredmarketsforvintageclothesandantiqueslikedtoreadandIlivedinPaddingtonforawhile.brbrbrWhatisthebestthingaboutcreatingacharacterlikeLilybrbrstrongPhillipaFiorettistrongShesgreatfuntoputinasituationandthenworkouthowshedealswithit.LikeallofussheblundersaboutinlifebutLilyisessentiallygoodheartedandstrongerthansherealises.brbrbrWhatisyourfavouriteoutfitbrbrstrongPhillipaFiorettistrongMyfavouritescomeandgobutatthemomentitsapaleblueandwhiteBooRadleycottonsummerdress.ItsquitefeminineandwhenIwearitIfeellikeamilkmaidwithachainofbuttercupsinsomelushpasture.brbrbrTellusalittlebitaboutyournextbookTheFragmentofDreamsbrbrstrongPhillipaFiorettistrongIcantsaymuchexceptthatnewrelationshipsrunintoallsortsoftroublesandtestingtimes.LilyhastofindthecouragetodowhatneedstobedoneandinherattemptsfindsherselfaloneinoneofthemostbeautifulwildandmenacingcitiesintheworldNaples.brbrbrFinishthissentencethebestthingaboutwritingisbrbrstrongPhillipaFiorettistrongescapingintomyimagination.brbrbrp


 



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