Five euro challenge



by Stefania Hartley



“I fulfill every wish, if you buy my fresh fish”


Will Gnà Peppina give her customers what they need, even if it’s more than food?
What pleasures can a man indulge in after his wife has put him on a draconian diet?
Who will be able to cook dinner for the family with five euros?
Five humorous short stories ablaze with the Sicilian sunshine, vibrating with the singsongs of the street-sellers, fragrant with the scent of the sea.

In these short stories Stefania Hartley skewers universal foibles with humour. With sharp and at the same time gentle irony she invites us to laugh not only at the characters but, with them, at ourselves. The sunny quality of the tales owes as much to their Sicilian setting as to a warm perspective on human beings – Valeria Vescina, author of That Summer in Puglia

Full of atmosphere, fun and warmth. It’s an absolutely charming read – Shirley Blair, Senior Editor of The People’s Friend magazine, on the short story Cooking with Franca


Buy links:

eBook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XQMZLQM/

Paperback:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/1703903986/

Large Print: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1695528727/

Audiobook: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Fresh-from-the-Sea-and-Other-Short-Stories-Audiobook/B07YMG4MPD

About Stefania (Cultural Department of Splendid Sicily)

Stefania Hartley, best known as The Sicilian Mama, was born in Sicily and immediately started growing, but not very much.
She left her sunny island after falling head over heels in love with an Englishman and, having learnt English, she’s enjoyed it so much that she’s started writing stories and nobody has been able to stop her.
Now she writes also romance and humour and most of her short stories have been published by The People’s Friend magazine.
Find out more at https://www.stefaniahartley.com/


Music feautured on this episode: The Sicilian clan (Ennio Morricone) – Certe vote vidu u mari (Fratelli Mancuso) – Verso la luce (Rosario Di Bella) – Sunday morning (Velvet underground)

Carmela D’Amore, Radio SplendidSicily Editor

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