Bella Figura by Kamin Mohammadi

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It is Christmas 2008. Kamin Mohammadi is packing her possessions into her parents flat. Recently made redundant from her high-powered London job, she is burnt out, broken-hearted and full of feelings of failure. In desperate need of a change, she fees the bleak streets of London for a friend’s apartment in Florence…

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About the book:

• Perfect for fans of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love,
Frances Mayes’ Under the Tuscan Sun and Cheryl Strayed’s Wild
• Sprinkled with delicious seasonal recipes
• One woman’s journey to live well, eat well and
love well – the Italian way

Arriving in to the rain-soaked city the day after New Year, Kamin she finds herself unanchored from work, friends and family. As she roams the cobbled streets, explores the bustling, vibrant markets and meets a whole host of new companions, she discovers a new lease of life. Leaving behind her ascetic diets and compulsive exercising, she began to imitate the ways of the carefree Italian women she saw around her – the morning café rituals, the long lunches – taking pleasure in the finer things. Within weeks she had regained her health, her natural figure and her zest for life – and even a lover or two. Her hair begins to shine and her skin glows as she learns the pleasures of eating, living and loving the Italian way…


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