A group of people, all looking for something more in their lives, and all they have in common is their Italian evening class...The Italian evening class at Mountainview School is like hundreds of others starting up all over the city. But this class has its own special quality - as the focus for the varied hopes and dreams of teacher and pupils ...
A group of people, all looking for something more in their lives, and all they have in common is their Italian evening class...The Italian evening class at Mountainview School is like hundreds of others starting up all over the city. But this class has its own special quality - as the focus for the varied hopes and dreams of teacher and pupils alike. Aidan Dunne needs his new evening class project to succeed almost as much as his pupils do. They too are looking for something more: Bill to find a way to keep spendthrift Lizzie at his side, and Fran to make sure that young Kathy finds her way out from behind the kitchen sink. The key to their success lies with the Signora. Her passion has drawn her from Ireland to Italy and back home again with a burning desire to share her love of all things Italian - and a secret hidden in her heart...
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This book was quite enjoyable. I t delves into the lives of a group of Dubliners who are taking Italian evening classes at Mountainview, a local secondary school. For most of the book, a section is dedicated to some of the students of the class, who range from the teachers, Mr. Aidan Dunne and Nora ''Signora'' O' Donaughue, to a very wealthy woman, Connie, who wants to gain a new purpose after a shattered marriage. The final chapter is based on the group's trip to Italy at the end of the course.
I find this to be a very intriguing novel - I think that many people will be able to relate to the characters in one way or another. A definite page-turner with cliffhangers... : P
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