The last train from Liguria by Christine Dwyer Hickey | Paperback of 416 pages
It's 1933. Bella Stuart leaves her quiet life in London behind to work in Italy as governess of the six Alec. He is the son of a young Jewish heiress and aristocrat Signor Lami. When Alec's father dies, Bella and Alec moved to the summer residence of the family in Bordighera. Since Bella meets Edward, the piano teacher Alec. Gradually growing trust and friendship between the shy Bella, Alec peculiar and enigmatic Edward.
When fascism Europe in its grip gets Mussolini and his anti-Jewish laws enter, Alecs is life in danger. Bella is instructed to Italy to escape and bring the boy to safety.
Dublin, sixty years later. Anna Moore visits her Nonna, who is dying in a nursing home. When she hears that her grandmother in confused state Italian spoke, she realizes how little she knows about the woman who has raised her.
In The Last Train from Liguria connects Christine Dwyer Hickey rural Liguria thirties with the grim existence in Dublin at the end of the twentieth century. Dwyer Hickey thus demonstrates that identity and history are inextricably linked, whatever you conceal or change.
Glamorous, a novel that you can not let go. " - Library Journal
"In the end it is not a novel about politics or history is a heartbreaking love story.". - The Guardian
"A beautifully written novel. Impressive but lightly. (...) While reading you just feel the light and warmth of Italy. " - Mail on Sunday
Christine Dwyer Hickey (Dublin, 1960) is the author of novels and short stories. She lives alternately in Ireland and on the Italian Riviera. Meanwhile Dwyer Hickey ten successful novels to her name, which was nominated for several awards (including the Orange Prize and The Irish Book of the Year). The last train from Liguria Christine Dwyer Hickey based on her own family history and was nominated for the Prix L'Européen de Littérature.