The Reluctant Tuscan

Author: Phil Doran
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1448131022
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Rising From The Mist in the sun-blushed hills of Tuscany is Il Piccolo Rustico, a 300-year-old stone farmhouse that Nancy Doran dreams of lovingly restoring into an idlyllic home. All her husband Phil can see is a crumbling money pit that, as far as dreams go, is more of a nightmare. Reluctantly leaving behind high -octane, air-conditioned Los Angeles where he lives and works as a writer-producer, Phil is uprooted to a strange country intoxicated by O sole mio, virgin olive oil and oak-aged Chianti. The local village reveals itself to be a hive of seething passions, secrets and age-old blood feuds, and the newcomers find that life is not all strolls around town during the passagiato and relaxing under the awnings of picturesque cafes. Beset by a rift of exasperating challenges - from the cunning tricks of the Pinatore family to an infuriating Byzantine Italian bureaucracy - it is only with an inspired touch of the 'Inner Italian' that Phil and Nancy finally manage to soften the hearts of their neighbours and are embraced by the community.

Tuscan Spaces

Author: Silvia M. Ross
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442698926
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An important locus for English-speaking writers, the region of Tuscany is also well represented in the Italian literary canon. In Tuscan Spaces, Silvia Ross focuses on constructions of Tuscany in twentieth-century Italian literature and juxtaposes them with English prose works by such authors as E.M. Forster and Frances Mayes to expose the complexity of literary representation centred on a single milieu. Ross uses the works of writers such as Federigo Tozzi, Aldo Palazzeschi, Vasco Pratolini, and Elena Gianini Belotti, to seek out alternative visions of Tuscan space and emphasizes that each author fashions the region in a manner which reflects their personal poetics, background, and experiences. Theories of cultural geography, space, travel, and narrative contribute to Ross's consideration of the dualisms commonly employed in writings about Tuscany, such as country/city, nature/culture, female/male, and self/other, all of which are in turn affected by her interrogation of the local/foreign opposition that underlies the study as a whole.

Mediterranean Travels

Author: Noreen Humble
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351192736
Size: 15,10 MB
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"Written by leading scholars in the field, this collection analyses the notion of travel writing as a genre, while tracing significant examples of Mediterranean travel writing that return us to Ancient Greece, to Medieval pilgrimages, to Venetians diplomatic missions, to an Egyptian's account of Paris in the nineteenth century, to French artistic journeys in North Africa and to contemporary narratives of privileged resettlement, death and dislocation."

Food Lit A Reader S Guide To Epicurean Nonfiction

Author: Melissa Brackney Stoeger
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610693760
Size: 13,97 MB
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An essential tool for assisting leisure readers interested in topics surrounding food, this unique book contains annotations and read-alikes for hundreds of nonfiction titles about the joys of comestibles and cooking.

The Reluctant Wife

Author: Bronwen Evans
Editor: Entangled: Indulgence
ISBN: 1622668685
Size: 10,79 MB
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The Reluctant Wife by Bronwen Evans Abby Taylor walked out on her irresistible husband three years ago. Now she has no choice but to return to Italy to ask him for a favor. To pay for her grandmother's heart operation she needs his money, but it comes with strings attached. Conte Dante Lombardi has it all—an Italian villa, a successful family business, and a noble title. But he needs a child to carry on his legacy and time is running out. He also hopes to satisfy the desire Abby rouses in him. As Abby uncovers why he's in such a hurry for a child, she falls in love with him again ... just as she realizes it might be impossible to keep her end of the deal.

Forbes

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Forbeslife

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2005 Writer S Market

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ISBN: 9781582972718
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A guide for the freelance writer, listing pertinent information about publications and editors.

Novel Short Story Writer S Market

Author: Lauren Mosko
Editor:
ISBN: 9781582973975
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Lists addresses and information on contacts, pay rates, and submission requirements, and includes essays on the craft of writing

2005 Guide To Literary Agents

Author: Kathryn Brogan
Editor: Writers Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582973289
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Lists addresses, telephone numbers, specialties, recent sales, commissions, terms, and submission tips for hundreds of agents located in the United States and Canada