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Within Tuscany: Reflections on a Time and…

Within Tuscany: Reflections on a Time and Place (Penguin Travel)

by Matthew Spender

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Spender and his wife moved from England to Tuscany, and this book is about their life there. This is not, though, a Peter Mayle-style book. Spender is an artist, and it shows in the book; he is much more concerned with emotions, beauty, and relationships than getting the plumbing working in his house or other adventures typical of the expatriate-in-France/Italy/Spain literature. That is both good and bad: he tells interesting and gritty stories of village dramas and describes the architecture and history of the region, but the essays are not particularly cohesive and, toward the end, involve a strange relationship between Spender and a graduate student in archaeology. ( )
  carlym | Feb 25, 2013 |
Moody and reflective but at the same time full of what life might feel like in Tuscany. ( )
  Harrod | Sep 7, 2010 |
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