A Place in Italy - reviews

From the Observer:

"Mawer, in one of the wisest of recent books on his adoptive country, incisively combines astonished lyricism amid village moods and seasons, with a firm grasp on the nature of that stubborn permanence, that tranquil cussedness, with which Italy both embraces and shrugs off the questing foreigner."
Jonathan Keats


From the Times Literary Supplement:

"...an affectionate, unhurried account of how two foreigners fared in a village relatively unchanged by modern times... the good-humoured book that has come out of their time in Avea is an evocative reminder of how successful the Italians have been at hanging on to the pleasures of the passing seasons."
Caroline Moorehead





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