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UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN - at home in Italy

MAYES, FRANCES

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ISBN 10: 0767900383 / ISBN 13: 9780767900386
Verlag: Broadway Books, New York, 1997
Gebraucht Zustand: Good copy Softcover
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Designed by Tolleson. Cover design: Katya Popova. About the restauration of an abondoned villa in Cortona in Tuscany. And about the beauty and simplicity of life in Italy. Mayes also creates dozens of delicious seasonal recipes from her traditional kitchen and simple garden. 280 pag. Size: 20,5cmx14cm. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 024485

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Titel: UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN - at home in Italy

Verlag: Broadway Books, New York

Erscheinungsdatum: 1997

Einband: Paperback

Zustand:Good copy

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Cover in color

Auflage: First Edition.

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20th Anniversary Edition with a New Afterword
 
Twenty years ago, Frances Mayes--widely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer--introduced readers to a wondrous new world when she bought and restored an abandoned villa called Bramasole in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. Under the Tuscan  inspired generations to embark on their own journeys--whether that be flying to a foreign country in search of themselves, savoring one of the book's dozens of delicious seasonal recipes, or simply being transported by Mayes's signature evocative, sensory language. Now, with a new afterword from the Bard of Tuscany herself, the 20th anniversary edition of Under the Tuscan Sun brings us up-to-date with the book's most beloved characters.

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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 intellectual mind to bear on the experience, adding depth to this account of her enticing rural idyll.

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FESTINA LENTE italiAntiquariaat started in 1993. We are specialized in all books and printed matters concerning Italy, but we also offer general books. We are selling by means of bookmarkets, fairs, Italy-manifestations and internet.

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