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A Thousand Days in Tuscany by Marlena de Blasi
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Don't expect this to be a literary sensation but I thought that this tale achieved what it set out to acheive.

At first the author's griping at having to relocate from Venice to Tuscany to fulfil her husband's desire to escape his Venice banking life grated somewhat. Doesn't she know how lucky she is? However, her growing sense love for the new part of Italy soon began to shine through as she throws herself into the life of the community. The author has journalism and food criticism background, so food is very much at the forefront of this memoir but there's human interest thrown into the mix too, in partiuclar her relationship with the local self appointed community leader, 'The Duke'. The revelation at the end of the book is quite astounding and moving.

I enjoyed this little tale of Tuscany, it transported me away quite nicely on those train trips to and from the City.
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