Description - The Italians by John Hooper
Sublime yet exasperating, fascinating yet baffling, Italy is a country of riddles. Looking beyond the stereotypes, John Hooper's entertaining and incisive account of its people explores everything from sex to Freemasonry,abella figuraato why Italian has thirteen words for a coat hanger yet none for a hangover.a 'A sparkling account . . . essential reading . . . aa deep sense of how Italy works and how it feels, on the ground.' John Foot,aThe Times Literary Supplement 'Delivers the tantalising flavour of a country as hot, cold, bitter and sweet as an affogato.' Christian House,aSunday Telegraph 'A supremely able and experienced foreign correspondent who has mastered the detailed and comprehensive study of individual countries . . . an admirable piece of work.' Jan Morris,aLiterary Review 'Entertaining and enlightening . . . sweeping in scope and generous with detail.' Elisabetta Povoledo,aThe New York Times
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Author Biography - John Hooper
John Hooper is Italy correspondent of the Economist and Southern Europe Editor of the Guardian and Observer. The Italians is the fruit of more than fifteen years based in Italy.