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Italian Neighbours : An Englishman in Verona - Tim Parks

Italian Neighbours

An Englishman in Verona

By: Tim Parks

Paperback Published: 2nd May 2001
ISBN: 9780099286950
Number Of Pages: 336

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"Am I giving the impression that I don't like the Veneto? It's not true. I love it. But like any place that's become home I hate it too."

How does an Englishman cope when he moves to Italy - not the tourist idyll but the real Italy? When Tim Parks first moved to Verona he found it irresistible and infuriating in equal measure; this book is the story of his love affair with it. Infused with an objective passion, he unpicks the idiosyncrasies and nuances of Italian culture with wit and affection. Italian Neighbours is travel writing at its best.

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"A clever, entertaining book...charged with a sense of purpose" * Sunday Times * "Gradually he comes to accept what the locals take for granted: everybody likes the Pope, racism thrives, the barber is a faith healer, the bank manager asks what interest rate you want to pay and the devoted church-going pharmacist upholds Catholicism on a Sunday but shows commercial flair the rest of the week by selling cut-price condoms... A rich treat from start to finish" * Sunday Express * "Tough, funny and sceptical" * Tatler *

ISBN: 9780099286950
ISBN-10: 0099286955
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 2nd May 2001
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1