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A Small Place in Italy (Travel Literature)

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In 1967 Eric and Wanda Newby fulfilled a long-cherished dream when they bought a run-down farmhouse in northeastern 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 cast 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 tand and mice the size of small cats - was gradually restored.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781741795295
Author:
Newby, Eric
Publisher:
Lonely Planet
Author:
<B>Who We Are</B><BR>At Lonely Planet
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
Travel, Italy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Travel Literature
Series:
Lonely Planet Journeys
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
197 x 128 mm

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