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The Battle of the Villa Fiorita Free download ß PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ë Two English children travel to Italy to rescue their wayward mother from her lover and save their family in this New York Times–bestselling novel   The lives of the two Clavering children Hugh and Caddie have been abruptL Italian villa overlooking Lake Garda determined to do battle with the man responsible for the destruction of their family There can be no peace until they are victorious and victory will only be achieved when they bring their mother home   A novel that masterfully blends heart wit poignancy and honesty with a breathtaking evocation of the lush Northern Italian countryside Rumer Godden’s The Battle of Villa Fiorita is another unforgettable reading experience from the New York Times–bestselling author of The River and In This House of Bred. After than 40 years still captivating

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Two English children travel to Italy to rescue their wayward mother from her lover and save their family in this New York Times–bestselling novel   The lives of the two Clavering children Hugh and Caddie have been abruptly upended by the bitter divorce of their parents British Army colonel Darrell and the formerly solid dependable Fanny Their English country home has been abandoned in favor of a London flat and the fate of their adored pony Topaz is in serious uestion And it all began the day the internationally renowned movie director Rob u. One of the things I have come to appreciate in Rumer Godden’s novels for adults is the way she writes children and young people She always seems to fully understand their view of the world the way they feel the hurts and disappointments that force them to grow upIn The Battle of the Villa Fiorita we meet Hugh 14 and Caddie almost 12 – they have an elder sister who they speak about from time to time but who we never actually meet As the novel opens Hugh and Caddie have just arrived in Italy following a long arduous journey mainly by train from London They have run away“She and Hugh were both gilded in sun; the things they held the grips coats and net had edges of light as had Hugh’s bare head Caddie’s panama Light bathed their tired dusty faces their clothes which were crumpled and dishevelled as only clothes that have been slept in all night can be; it lay on their hands and legs their dusty shoes a light warm and gold than anything they had known but ‘It’s Italian’ said Caddie as if suspicious of it”They are on a mission to win back their mother – return her to their father and the family home Their mother Frances usually called Fanny Clavering has recently been divorced by their father following an affair with a film director who she met whilst he was filming near to the family home Now Fanny has left England with her lover Rob uillet They are staying at the Villa Fiorita near Lake Garda planning to get married in the near futureFull review

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The Battle of the Villa FioritaIllet came to their small village and stole Fanny’s heart   Now Fanny is gone whisked off to the north of Italy by her famous filmmaker lover leaving behind the jagged pieces of her broken family While Hugh at fourteen understands the ways of the adult world better than his twelve year old sister he is fiercely protective of stubborn rebellious Caddie who refuses to accept the situation or the hollow sympathy of grown ups So together they decide to take drastic action   Traveling alone across Europe the siblings arrive at uillet’s pastora. What a good book The battle refers not to wartime as one might expect but to the conflict that results when two English children arrive unexpectedly at an Italian villa to convince their mother to leave her true love and return to her stuffy but blameless husband The lover a darkly handsome and sexy divorced film director then invites his own young daughter to visit hoping that will soothe the troubled waters However that means that there are now three children who don't want this marriage to happen The children wear down their mother's resistance and the two girls take matters to the extreme when they go on a hunger strike The reader is left guessing right to the end will the adults give way to the combined will of the children This was made into a movie with Maureen O'Hara although some of the circumstances were altered for the film