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Extra Virgin: A Young Woman Discovers the Italian Riviera, Where Every… (2001)
by Annie Hawes
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140294236, Paperback)A small stone house deep among the olive groves of Liguria, going for the price of a dodgy second-hand car. Annie Hawes and her sister, on the spot by chance, have no plans whatsoever to move to the Italian Riviera but find naturally that it's an offer they can't refuse. The laugh is on the Foreign Females who discover that here amongst the hardcore olive farming folk their incompetence is positively alarming. Not to worry: the thrifty villagers of Diano San Pietro are on the case, and soon plying the Pallid Sisters with advice, ridicule, tall tales and copious hillside refreshments.
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When Annie Hawes buys a hillside cottage in Italy for no more than the price of a dodgy second-hand car, a capable young Englishwoman becomes a surprisingly incapable Ligurian signorina. In the area by chance, Annie and her sister fall in love with the area. Their new neighbours are baffled - how have these foreign females survived? Don't they have any idea how to get their year's supply of olive oil from a couple of dozen olive trees, or good wine from bramble-choked vines?
An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
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