An exotic tale of love, family, secrets & starting over set in England and Sardinia
The Little Theatre by the Sea
by ROSANNA LEY
Published by Quercus on 9th March 2017
in hardback at £19.99
Praise for Rosanna Ley’s previous novels
‘The heat, passion and Latin rhythms come to life in this compelling tale from Rosanna Ley’ Hello!
“Vividly written with a compelling storyline, this is top escapism” – Closer
‘Beautifully crafted slice of escapist fiction’ - Heat
“A gorgeous, mouthwatering dream of a holiday read” – Red Magazine
'I loved the sultry sensuous feeling of being in Havana so much that reading
about it makes me want to go there. A fascinating story with engaging themes'
– Dinah Jeffries
The Little Theatre By the Sea
The bestselling author of The Villa and The Saffron Trail returns with a gorgeous summer read about love and starting over - set in West Dorset and beautiful Sardinia. Perfect for fans of Santa Montefiore, Dinah Jefferies and Harriet Evans.
Faye has just completed her degree in interior design when she finds herself jobless and boyfriend-less. While debating what to do next she receives a surprise phone call from her old college friend Charlotte who now lives in Sardinia and is married to Italian hotelier, Fabio.
When Charlotte suggests that Faye relocate for a month to house-sit, Faye wonders if a summer break in sunny Sardinia might be the perfect way to recharge her batteries and think about her future. But then Charlotte tells Faye that there's something more behind the sudden invitation: her friends Marisa and Alessandro are looking for a designer to renovate a crumbling old theatre they own in the scenic village of Deriu. The idea certainly sounds appealing to Faye, but little does she know what she's letting herself in for if she accepts this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
The Little Theatre By The Sea is the ultimate feel-good read, perfect for fans of Santa Montefiore, Victoria Hislop and Leah Fleming.
As research for her books, Rosanna travels the world experiencing the sights and sounds of her books’ exotic locations; she visited Sicily for The Villa and Burma while writing Return to Mandalay. For her last novel, Last Dance in Havana, Rosanna spent a number of weeks in Cuba, visiting Havana and researching the history of the sugar plantation by speaking to retired workers. For ‘Little Theatre by the Sea’ she researched Italian theatres, stayed in Sardinia and explored its secret underbelly.
About Rosanna Ley
Rosanna Ley is the bestselling author of novels including Return to Mandalay and The Villa and Last Dance in Havana. She has sold well over a million copies of her books. In February 2015 Return to Mandalay was shortlisted for the RNA Award for the Epic Romantic Novel. She has written numerous articles and short stories for magazines, and her novels have been published in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Norway, Hungary, Portugal, Lithuania, Turkey and the Czech Republic. The Villa is also published by Quercus in the US.
Rosanna has also worked as a creative writing tutor for over 20 years. She has led courses for colleges and universities in England, and runs her own writing retreats in the UK and abroad in Italy and Spain. She has worked with community groups in therapeutic settings and completed an MA in Creative Writing for Personal Development in order to support this. She also runs a manuscript appraisal service to appraise and mentor the work of new writers. She is married with children and lives in Dorset.