Absorbing, compelling and fizzing with a delicious cast of characters, Love in the Afternoon is a stunning collection of Penny Vincenzi’s short stories, brought together in a single edition for the first time alongside her other writing and journalism. Connecting the stories is the idea of love, and all the heady emotions which follow in its wake – hope, heartbreak and desire. A separated husband and wife rediscover their passion for one another – despite the fact that each is now partnered with somebody else. A young couple’s fiery marriage comes perilously close to disaster, and a feud over a missing brooch separates two sisters for almost a decade. With each story Penny Vincenzi explores the passions, jealousies, flirtations, truths and lies that bring lovers and families together, and that can tear them apart.