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Frances Mayes - widely published poet, gourmet cook and travel writer - opens the door on a wondrous new world when she buys and restores an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. She finds faded frescoes beneath the whitewash in the dining room, a vineyard under wildly overgrown brambles - and even a wayward scorpion under her pillow. And from her traditional kitchen and simple garden she creates dozens of delicious seasonal recipes, all included in this book. In the vibrant local markets and neighbouring hill towns, the author explores the nuances of the Italian landscape, history and cuisine. Each adventure yields delightful surprises - the perfect panettone, an unforgettable wine, or painted Etruscan tombs. Doing for Tuscany what Peter Mayle did for Provence, Mayes writes about the tastes and pleasures of a foreign country with gusto and passion. A celebration of the extraordinary quality of life in Tuscany, UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN is a feast for all the senses.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780553506679
ISBN-10: 0553506676
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 127mm x 19mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 1-May-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Reviews

UK Kirkus Review » In Under the Tuscan Sun, Mayes and her partner find, buy and begin to restore an abandoned Tuscan villa. The book is full of sunshine, food, wine, local characters and visitors from home. (Kirkus UK)


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Author Biography - Frances Mayes

FRANCES MAYES is the author of four books about Tuscany. The now-classic UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN - which was a NEW YORK TIMES bestseller for more than two and a half years and became a Touchstone movie starring Diane Lane - was followed by BELLA TUSCANY and two illustrated books, IN TUSCANY and BRINGING TUSCANY HOME. Mayes is also the author of the novel SWAN, six books of poetry, THE DISCOVERY OF POETRY and A YEAR IN THE WORLD. She lives in Cortona, Italy, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

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