In 1983, a pale Annie Hawes and her equally pale sister leave England for the sun-drenched olive groves of a small Italian town in Liguria. With fantasies of handsome men and swimming in the sea urging them on, they sign up to graft roses -- something they know nothing about -- but they figure they can fake it for ten weeks. What they don't count on is falling in love with Italy--and with one old farmhouse in particular.
Although they quickly realize that rugged Liguria is not gentle Tuscany, they cannot resist the charming little town. Annie, who has never wanted to settle down anywhere, doesn't want to leave. How will she find a way to make this old derelict farmhouse her own? What will the Ligurians think about their new neighbor with her strange ways staying on for good?
For everyone who has ever wondered what happens when you fall in love with a certain house, on a certain hill, near a certain village -- Extra Virgin limns Annie Hawes' joyful romance with the enchantingly beautiful Italian Riviera.Read by Miram Margolyes ...Continua