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Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy

Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy
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Martha Stuart Goes to Italy

10 years ago at May 21 23:56
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I have to be honest, that I'm so jealous of the woman my teeth are turning green. But besides that I found the book quite tedious. I knew going in that this was nothing like the movie. But that could only be a good thing, as the movie was trite and mediocre. In the book (and therefor real life) she buys the house with her boyfriend, and they only use it as a summer house. However, the book co... read more
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Description: Amazon.com Review In this memoir of her buying, renovating, and living in an abandoned villa in Tuscany, Frances Mayes reveals the sensual pleasure she found living in rural Italy, and the generous spirit she brought with her. She revels in the sunlight and the color, the long view of her valley, the warm homey architecture, the languor of the slow paced days, the vigor of working her garden, and the intimacy of her dealings with the locals. Cooking, gardening, tiling and painting are never chores, but skills to be learned, arts to be practiced, and above all to be enjoyed. At the same time Mayes brings a literary and intellectu ... (more)
Manufacturer: Broadway Books
Release date: 2 September 1997
ISBN-10 : 0767900383 | ISBN-13: 9780767900386
Tags: House Renovation (1), Memoir (1), Non-fiction (1), Tuscany (1), Italy (1), Ts (1), TBR (1), Movie (1), Fiction (1)
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