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ISBN13: 9780864426055
ISBN10: 0864426054
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In 1967 Eric and Wanda Newby fulfilled a long-cherished dream when they bought a run-down farmhouse in northern Tuscany, in the foothills of the Italian Alps. They were the first foreigners to live in the region. A Small Place in Italy describes how the house was restored with the help of their neighbors, a colorful east of characters who quickly befriended the Newbys.

With his characteristic wry humor and sharp eye for the quirks of human nature, Eric Newby paints an unforgettable picture of rural Italy and its people. The rhythms and rituals of country life - harvesting grapes, making wine, hunting for wild mushrooms - are lovingly evoked, along with the storybook landscapes and changing seasons. At the center of his memoir is the farmhouse itself, which from unpromising beginnings - tileless roof, long-abandoned septic tank and mice the size of small cats - was gradually restored.

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As Eric Newby and his wife, Wanda, restore a run-down Tuscan farmhouse, his account builds into a vivid portrait of rural Italy and its people, lovingly evoking the rhythms and rituals of country life.

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llbarton, May 29, 2009 (view all comments by llbarton)
Traveling to Italy this summer? (Or just wish you were?) "A Small Place in Italy" will get you in the mood and introduce you to the culture of the contadini. Newby and his wife Wanda buy an ancient farmhouse, returning to an area of bittersweet personal history: He was a POW on-the-run and she a member of the Italian Resistance that saved his life.
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ISBN:
9780864426055
Author:
Newby, Eric
Publisher:
Lonely Planet
Location:
Hawthorn, Vic, Australia ;
Subject:
Guidebooks
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Country life
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Authors, English
Subject:
Country life -- Italy -- Tuscany.
Subject:
Tuscany
Subject:
Newby, Eric
Edition Description:
Us Travel Literature
Series:
Lonely Planet Journeys Travel Literature
Publication Date:
19980901
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
197 x 128 mm

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