A Thousand Days in Venice
Publish date: June 3rd 2003
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 290
Edition language: English
This was part of a box of books I was given by my neighbour, and as I'd previously read A Thousand Days in Tuscany, I was interested to read how de Blasi's story began. When I first picked up A Thousand Days in Tuscany it was billed as 'romantic' but was not at all romantic (beyond the romance of l...
Marlena de Blasi's style is startlingly intimate, like a person you've just met who proceeds to lean in too closely and assail you with deeply personal anecdotes. Of course, it is a recounting of her life, so the feeling of over-share is a given, but I've read many a memoir written by a person who s...
Ah, travel memoirs! I enjoy being an armchair traveler and finding new destinations to add to my travel wish list. I loved her descriptions of Venice--it's on my "must see" list now. This book seems to be about the author falling in love with a stranger and uprooting her entire life to be with hi...
Having just finished That Summer in Sicily: A Love Story books. And is there too much emphasis on culinary themes? I hope I don't get drowned with recipes. The text-check was appealing, and I know I like the writing style, but the story behind That Summer in Sicily was so very good. Better subject m...
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