Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - La Bella Figura by Beppe Severgnini

'First of all, let's get one thing straight. Your Italy and out Italia are not the same thing. Italy is a soft drug peddled in predictable packages such as hills in the sunset, olive groves, white wine and raven haired girls. Italia, on the other hand, is a maze. It's alluring but complicated. In Italia you can go round and round in circles for years. Which of course, is great fun.' Beppe Severgnini was The Economist's Italian correspondent for ten years. A huge Anglophile as well as an astute observer of his countrymen, he's the perfect companion for this hilarious tour of modern Italy that takes you behind the seductive face it puts on for visitors - la bella figura - and uncovers the far more complex, paradoxical true self. Alongside the historic cities and glorious countryside, there'll be stops at the places where the Italians reveal themselves in all their authentic, maddening glory: the airport, the motorway and the living room. Ten days, thirty places. From north to south, from food to politics, from saintliness to sexuality. This witty and beguiling examination will help you understand why Italy, as Beppe says, 'can have you fuming and then purring in the space of a hundred metres or ten minutes.'

Buy La Bella Figura by Beppe Severgnini from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780340936030
ISBN-10: 0340936037
Format: Paperback
(199mm x 170mm x 19mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Hodder Paperback
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publish Date: 26-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - La Bella Figura by Beppe Severgnini

Book Reviews - La Bella Figura by Beppe Severgnini

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about La Bella Figura book by Beppe Severgnini and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Beppe Severgnini

Beppe Severgnini is a columnist for Italy's largest-circulation daily newspaper, Corriere della Sera and covered Italy for The Economist from 1993 to 2003. He is also the author of the international bestseller Ciao, America! Beppe lived in London for more than fifteen years and is a self-confessed Anglophile. He now lives with his family in Crema on the outskirts of Milan.

Books By Beppe Severgnini

Bella Figura by Beppe Severgnini
Paperback, September 2007
$25.77