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A Thousand Days In Tuscany

(Thorndike Press Large Print Nonfiction Series)

By Marlena de Blasi

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| Hardcover | 9780786271757

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Wanting to discover the ingredients of a well-lived life, American chef Marlena de Blasi and her husband left Venice to live among the villagers, ancient olive groves, and hot Etruscan springs on the patch of land where Tuscany, Umbria, and Lazio co Continue

Wanting to discover the ingredients of a well-lived life, American chef Marlena de Blasi and her husband left Venice to live among the villagers, ancient olive groves, and hot Etruscan springs on the patch of land where Tuscany, Umbria, and Lazio collide. Filled with the daily rituals of village life, this is a story of shared meals and tender passions set in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

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    A Thousand Days in Tuscany

    In search of a new life Fernando cuts all his ties with his birthplace Venice and takes his wife Marlena to live in Tuscany. She is not keen to leave the Venice she loves but understands her husbands desire to leave the demons that trouble him behind ...(continue)

    In search of a new life Fernando cuts all his ties with his birthplace Venice and takes his wife Marlena to live in Tuscany. She is not keen to leave the Venice she loves but understands her husbands desire to leave the demons that trouble him behind. Will this new beginning work for them or will his melancholy follow them.<br />They settle in the small village of San Casciano dei Bagni near the borders of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio meet. Life is still ruled here as it has been for centuries by the seasons and the foods available around them. They become very close to two locals Barlozzo and Floriana and through them learn of the rhythms of life and love in a Tuscan village. As the story of these two couples unfolds it puts life into perspective for the four of them.</p><p>It appealed to me because of my own love of Italy and all things Italian, some of the episodes were oh so familiar; particularly as I know the region Marlena is writing about and have sampled similar dishes to those she includes recipes for at the end of each chapter.<br />However unless you are a dedicated Italiaphile I feel you may find this is just another Life in Tuscany book. Very similar to the many others available and does not particularly stand out from the crowd apart from some of Marlena de Blasi’s poetic prose.

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Book Details

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  • English Books
  • Hardcover 395 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0786271752
  • ISBN-13: 9780786271757
  • Publisher: Thorndike Press
  • Publish date: 2005-03-14
  • Dimensions: 129 mm x 903 mm x 1,418 mm
  • Also available as: Paperback , eBook
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