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In Roman Daze: La Dolce Vita for All Seasons, Bronte Jackson describes how the seasons, food, family, landscape, rituals and history combine to create and explain the Italian lifestyle and why, from the outside, it looks like La Dolce Vita. Bronte Jackson's perceptive and humorous memoir takes your hand as she walks through the streets of the city, infects you with her pas ...more
Paperback, 298 pages
Published December 10th 2013 by Melbourne Books (first published December 1st 2013)
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Louise
May 08, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful light read on an Australian in Italy. Enjoy the journey from Rome to a real Italian family and the cultural acceptance of everyday an Italian family. Everyone will want to book a ticket to Rome- especially if you're single! A great weekend read #melbournebooks.
Lynette
Very enjoyable read of what it is like to live long term in another country. To learn and understand a different language, culture, climate, rituals, relationships, diet and the reasons behind why a culture does things in a particular way.
Louise
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I won this book and found the travel, family and culture a delight to read.
Jeanne
Apr 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Being a lover of expat memoirs, I really enjoyed this book. It is organized into four sections, one for each season, each revealing the character of Rome for that season - to me, a very satisfactory way of creating order in all the sights, sounds and experiences that are often so difficult to convey in this genre without it turning into a confused jumble.

What I appreciate much is how the author shares ALL the aspects of life in Rome: not only the idyllic, sunlight-and-food-centred life that seem
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Alan
Dec 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book does two things extremely well. It gives you a wonderful insight into what it's like to live in modern-day Rome and it gives you an appreciation of what its like to live long-term as a foreigner in another country. One of those things would have been great, but getting both is fantastic! Bronte Jackson gives you a personal, at times humorous, and always honest account of how she copes with life in Rome. If you have ever dreamed of going to Rome, this book gives you tips on places to go ...more
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This week's Italian literary romp has been with my friend Bronte Dee Jackson's story about an expat's life in Rome in her book Roman Daze.

It is a wonderful exploration of the differences in cultural baggage that each of us travels with. I am quoted as saying that "when in Rome you can always see someone in uniform, someone eating gelato and someone wearing leather".

Bronte delightfully describes her Italian husband's reaction to the contrast between crowded Italian beaches and an Australian "firs
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