Italian Neighbours

Author(s): Tim Parks

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Tim Parks celebrates ten years of living in Italy with this account of the delights and foibles of Italian life. With an Italian wife and family, he is able to introduce the reader to a gallery of characters. Tim Parks won the Somerset Maugham Award for

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'I recommend his book to all those who are fed up with accounts of roughing it agreeably in Tuscany and similar junk that scarcely scratches the surface of the real Italy' Daily Telegraph

"A dark-chocolate version of Peter Mayle's milkier offering... Tough, funny and sceptical." -"Tatler"
"Italian Neighbours is not about the escape to an idyll, but about a different way of living. It's a clever job Parks has pulled off (and seriously instructive)." -"City Limits"

Born in Manchester in 1954, Tim Parks moved permanently to Italy in 1980. Author of novels, non-fiction and essays, he has won the Somerset Maugham, Betty Trask and Llewellyn Rhys awards, and been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.His works include Destiny, Europa, Dreams of Rivers and Seas and the 'Italian series': Italian Neighbours, An Italian Education and A Season with Verona.

General Fields

  • : 9780099286950
  • : Vintage
  • : Vintage
  • : 0.227
  • : May 2001
  • : 198mm X 126mm X 20mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Tim Parks
  • : Paperback
  • : en
  • : 945.34092092
  • : 336