Nicky Pellegrino writes delectable page-turners with Italy as a backdrop. Her stories are about friendship, food and family. Her books include Delicious, Summer At The Villa Rosa, The Italian Wedding, Recipe For Life and Under Italian Skies.

Her new novel A Year At Hotel Gondola (Orion, 2018) follows food writer and intrepid traveler Kat as she embarks on her biggest adventure yet - a relationship. She has fallen in love with an Italian man and is moving to Venice to help him run his guest house, Hotel Gondola... and as she ought to have learned by now, the thing about adventures is they never go the way you expect them to.

Nicky Pellegrino grew up on Merseyside and now lives in Auckland, New Zealand with a husband, dogs, horses and vegetable garden. She also works as a freelance journalist, with columns in the NZ Listener and the NZ Woman’s Weekly.

  • "A novel about the joy of learning to live again. It also made me very hungry." JoJo Moyes on Recipe for Life
  • "Compelling... the travel bits made me want to book a trip to Venice ASAP." Daily Mail on A Year at Hotel Gondola
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