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  • ITALIAN WAYS : On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo

    ITALIAN WAYS : On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo
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    ISBN: 9780099584254
    Title: ITALIAN WAYS : On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo
    Author: PARKS TIM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    "All Italy is here". (Sunday Times). From the bestselling author of Italian Neighbours, An Italian Education and A Season with Verona. In Italian Ways, bestselling writer Tim Parks brings us a fresh portrait of Italy today through a wry account of his train journeys around the country.

    Whether describing his daily commute from Milan to Verona, his regular trips to Florence and Rome, or his occasional sojourns to Naples and Sicily, Parks uses his thirty years of amusing and maddening experiences on Italian trains to reveal what he calls the 'charmingly irritating dystopian paradise' of Italy.

    Through memorable encounters with ordinary Italians - conductors and ticket collectors, priests and prostitutes, scholars and lovers, gypsies and immigrants - Parks captures what makes Italian life distinctive. Italian Ways also explores how trains helped build Italy and how the railways reflect Italians' sense of themselves from Garibaldi to Mussolini to Berlusconi and beyond. Most of all, this bookl is an entertaining attempt to capture the essence of modern Italy.

    Imprint: Vintage
    RRP: $19.99

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