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Issue Details: First known date: 2010 2010
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'Lily, a queen of style in retro clothes, and Robbie, her boyfriend, run a second-hand bookshop in Sydney. In a shipment of old books from Nairobi, Robbie discovers a rare French book of ancient Roman erotica. With only four copies in existence, and valued at twenty million dollars, he is determined to sell it despite Lily's suggestion that they return it to the Italian government.

'Days later, William, a dashing Russian employed by a fine arts firm in London to retrieve stolen art works, arrives at the shop. Robbie refuses to hand over the book, and disappears, taking his and Lily's life savings with him.

'What follows is a funny, witty romantic comedy that takes readers from Sydney to Rome, in a whirlwind of pretty dresses (on Lily), daring actions (by William) and clever dialogue...

'"First rule of travel - never walk past a toilet without using it."' (From the publisher's website.)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: Lass es Bloss Nicht Liebe Sein : Roman
Language: German
    • Munich,
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      Germany,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Blanvalet , 2011 .
      Extent: 349p.
      ISBN: 9783442375820 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Untitled Hannah Cartmel , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April vol. 89 no. 7 2010; (p. 35)

— Review of The Book of Love Phillipa Fioretti 2010 single work novel
Romance and Erotica Tonya Turner , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3 - 4 April 2010; (p. 21)

— Review of The Book of Love Phillipa Fioretti 2010 single work novel
Take Three Louise Crossman , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 30 May 2010; (p. 34)

— Review of The Book of Love Phillipa Fioretti 2010 single work novel
Profile : Phillipa Fioretti 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , May no. 196 2010; (p. 4)
Phillipa Fioretti – Author Interview 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: The Australian Literature Review , June 2010;
Untitled Hannah Cartmel , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April vol. 89 no. 7 2010; (p. 35)

— Review of The Book of Love Phillipa Fioretti 2010 single work novel
Romance and Erotica Tonya Turner , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3 - 4 April 2010; (p. 21)

— Review of The Book of Love Phillipa Fioretti 2010 single work novel
Take Three Louise Crossman , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 30 May 2010; (p. 34)

— Review of The Book of Love Phillipa Fioretti 2010 single work novel
Profile : Phillipa Fioretti 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , May no. 196 2010; (p. 4)
Phillipa Fioretti – Author Interview 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: The Australian Literature Review , June 2010;
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  • Sydney, New South Wales,
  • Rome,
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    Italy,
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    Western Europe, Europe,
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