There are many different types of books, for different times and situations. Sometimes I want to be informed,enlightened,or challenged...and sometimes I want to 'comfort read', much as I might want to 'comfort eat' some chocolate or a delicious cake. This book is perfect for just such a time. Hot bath, nightie and fluffy dressing gown, slippers, hot chocolate..and a great big dose of Maeve Binchy...heavenly. This story of the various characters attending Italian classes at night school is heart warming and uplifting. Doubt it would win any literary accolades, but it won my heart..