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The Reluctant Tuscan : How I Discovered My Inner Italian - Phil Doran

The Reluctant Tuscan

How I Discovered My Inner Italian

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Published: 5th May 2005
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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.

"Doran lobs a comic hand grenage into the Tuscan hills. Hilarious." -- Kathy Lette

ISBN: 9780753510155
ISBN-10: 0753510154
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 278
Published: 5th May 2005
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 12.9  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.268