The Reluctant Tuscan
How I Discovered My Inner Italian
By (author) Phil Doran
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Reluctant Tuscan by Phil Doran
Book DescriptionRising From The Mist in the sun-blushed hills of Tuscany is Il Piccolo Rustico, a 300-year-old stone farmhouse that Nancy Doran dreams of lovingly restoring into an idlyllic home. All her husband Phil can see is a crumbling money pit that, as far as dreams go, is more of a nightmare. Reluctantly leaving behind high -octane, air-conditioned Los Angeles where he lives and works as a writer-producer, Phil is uprooted to a strange country intoxicated by O sole mio, virgin olive oil and oak-aged Chianti. The local village reveals itself to be a hive of seething passions, secrets and age-old blood feuds, and the newcomers find that life is not all strolls around town during the passagiato and relaxing under the awnings of picturesque cafes. Beset by a rift of exasperating challenges - from the cunning tricks of the Pinatore family to an infuriating Byzantine Italian bureaucracy - it is only with an inspired touch of the 'Inner Italian' that Phil and Nancy finally manage to soften the hearts of their neighbours and are embraced by the community.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780753510155
(195mm x 129mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Virgin Books
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 5-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Phil Doran
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Written in the witty tone that made Doran a success as a writer in Hollywood, "The Reluctant Tuscan" will enchant a wide audience, from those who simply enjoy a captivating travel narrative to anyone who loves the quirky humor of Bill Bryson, Dave Barry, and Jerry Seinfeld.
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