Description - Travelling With The Duke by Anne Harvey
Nelly s run away. Her grandchildren are worried sick. 'But Pino,' Nelly whisperered over the counter, 'this place, Ponteremo, it is in Tuscany?' 'Ah! That is what is so clever. It is!' 'But I rather thought you would suggest somewhere in the South.' Pino's face fell. 'You do not like Tuscany?' 'Of course,' said Nelly, 'everyone does. That's the problem. Everyone goes to Tuscany.' 'But not to Ponteremo! Vito says it is very hard to find, very hard to get to, but once you know, then it is very easy.' 'Remember,' said Nelly, 'it's a secret.' 'Ah yes! Just you and me.' 'And Vito.' 'Of course. But he has learnt from his business dealings to keep his mouth closed.' Nelly Larkin has run away, and no-one knows where she is - except Pino, the local green grocer, and he is sworn to secrecy. She certainly hasn't confided in her daughter, Jenny, or her grandchildren, who would only try to stop her. With her Italian dictionary and grammar book and a portrait of the Duke of Montefeltro to inspire her, Nelly settles into her small 'room with a view' in a hilltop town in Tuscany. Her new life as the local curiosity is busy, as she works on her Italian vocabulary, learns to make the
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Author Biography - Anne Harvey
Anne Harvey was born and educated in Melbourne. She attended Melbourne University where she acted rather than studied, performing with the Melbourne University Dramatic Society and in university revues, often writing her own songs and sketches. After working as an actor in professional theatre and television her career has combined directing, writing and teaching. Since 1998 she has been co-teaching Literature and Cultural courses for Sydney University Continuing Education and leading cultural tours to Italy, exploring Tuscany, Umbria, Venice and the Veneto. These tours combine the study of Renaissance Art and Italian culture with having a good time and discovering the 'fatal charm of Italy'. She'll be off to Tuscany and Umbria again in September 2009.