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A Small Place in Italy ePUB Ü Place in  Epub á A InEric and Wanda Newby fulfilled a long cherished dream when they bought a run down farmhouse in northern Tuscany, in the foothills of the Italian Alps They were the first foreigners to live in the region A Small Place in Italy describes how the house was restored with the help of their neighbors, a colorful east of characters who quickly befriended the Newbys With his characteristic wry humor and sharp eye for the quirks of human nature, Eric Newby paints an unforgettable picture of rural Italy and its people The rhythms and rituals of country life harvesting grapes, making wine, hunting for wild mushrooms are lovingly evoked, along with the storybook landscapes and changing seasons At the center of his memoir is the farmhouse itself, which from unpromising beginnings tileless roof, long abandoned septic tank and mice the size of small cats was gradually restored

10 thoughts on “A Small Place in Italy

  1. Jeanette Jeanette says:

    Interesting account of settling a second home in an area on the edge of Liguria Tuscany, inland from the sea on the side of a mountain This in the mid 1960 s by the author and his wife He was a POW and 2 to 3 year long fugitive in the area during the last years of the European theatre WWII He s English Th

  2. Megan Megan says:

    The book starts off pretty slowly the first 100 pages really are about buying and renovating the house The story picks up in the second half, withinteresting stories about their neighbors The book could have usedediting There are some really convoluted sentences, and the structure could have been better.

  3. Caro Caro says:

    It s been done too many times let s buy an old house in Italy France Greece Spain and see what happens but never as well as here A refreshing contrast to Frances Mayes.

  4. Lois Lois says:

    3.5 starsA really lovely homage to the life that Eric Newby and his wife Wanda built for themselves in the Italian mountains I read his memoir Love and War in the Apennines two years ago which was absolutely incredible It s stayed in my mind all this time, so it was wonderful to read about these two, at peac

  5. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    I read this book for the 2nd time and this time it madesense to me since I have lived in Italy for 6 years already.

  6. Carmen Carmen says:

    Enthralling, very entertaining, the story of a lifestyle that has bit the dust Eric and his wife bought a small place in Tuscany Several times a year they come over from England to live there Doing so, they immerse themselves in the community, helped by the fact that his wife speaks fluent Italian and he had b

  7. jzthompson jzthompson says:

    The friend of mine who I borrow my Eric Newby books from said it best The nice thing about Newby is there is no side to him This is a warm ramble through Eric and his wife Wanda s time in their ramshackle, Italian farm house Odd as it may sound I feel like I know the Newbys at this point, and whether evading fa

  8. Emma Prunty Emma Prunty says:

    What a terrific read this is Generations before Frances Mayes and others set the world spinning with tales of Tuscany, Eric and his wonderful wife Wanda were digging ditches, harvesting grapes, throttling nests of cockroaches and living the hardcore peasant life in Tuscany All the while he remembers being on the

  9. Don Don says:

    FROM MY BLOG Who wouldn t love to have a second home in Europe Italy, or perhaps France Back in 2017, I discussed Peter Mayle s book, A Year in Provence, about his adventures among his French neighbors This past week, I read Eric Newby s 1994 memoir, A Small Place in Italy I actually chose Newby s book a British

  10. Kimberly Kimberly says:

    A funny yet sad memoir set in Italy WW11 veteran returning with his wife two purchase a home While navigating local customs they create a rich life with good friends.

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