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LindaLappin
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Cold days like these, you just want to cook up a big pot of soup with beans and vegetables--bake some homemade bread to eat with a slice of cheese...This wonderful book (in English) helps you recreate authentic Tuscan flavours in your own kitchen. It's also a fascinating document on vanishing peasant culture. One of the mainstays of my #Italiankitchen. Highly recommended!
#cookbooks #Italianfood #Tuscany

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LindaLappin
The Etruscan | Linda Lappin
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Mystery, fear, betrayal and uncertainty abound as Harriet‘s story unfolds against the backdrop of Etruscan tombs and cemeteries. Influenced by D.H. Lawrence‘s travelogue Etruscan Places,Lappin elegantly brings the characters, Italian countryside and surroundings to life in vivid, engrossing prose. A solid, well-written tale wrought in entrancing detail.“ Kirkus
#Tuscany #gothic #historicalfiction

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Bookboss
Murder in Chianti | Camilla Trinchieri
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This mystery is only 304 pages, but it seemed to take forever to read. That‘s not a bad thing. I enjoyed leisurely days in Italy, chatting with friends, enjoying good food, and admiring an adorable dog. The mystery is secondary to the atmosphere and the characters‘ interaction. I wasn‘t compelled to work out the whodunnit, but I may try to make a few of the dishes described.

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LindaLappin
The Etruscan | Linda Lappin
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“The road to the tombs skirted a field of shrivelled sunflowers. An army of nodding heads on stalks, bowed and blackened, awaiting harvest. There were no houses out this way... Here & there on a hilltop, a dead oak or cypress punctuated the empty sky where hungry crows perched low.... I had come to this remote corner of Italy to research Etruscan sites.“
#bookspin #gothic #NovelNovember #Tuscany #TuscanSun #FictioninItaly #Italy
#travelfiction

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asterese
Summer School | Domenica De Rosa
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Subtly witty, and definitely a summer read. I was intrigued by the idea of a summer writers' workshop in Italy, and this book didn't disappoint. Putting together a group of people with varying levels of writing skills under one roof for a few weeks was actually fun to read about. Culture, food, history, and writing advice. Good stuff.

⭐: 4

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Kshakal
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One last stop on our way out of town… cheers!

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BookNAround
Murder in Chianti | Camilla Trinchieri
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The next one for my October is for mysteries reading list.

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Kshakal
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A beautiful afternoon at the winery with a couple of great friends!!

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apoisedquill
The Tuscan Child | Rhys Bowen
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Mehso-so

It started out good, gradually got better until it petered out into...just okay. The premise was exciting despite the build-up being slow, but it didn't maintain an exciting edge all throughout. The last few chapters of the book felt underwhelming and borderline cheesy. It's a light and easy read despite its themes, but it's really not mysterious enough, not deep enough, nor captivating enough to warrant a higher rating.

#TheTuscanChild

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ICantImReading
Murder in Chianti | Camilla Trinchieri
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⭐️⭐️ ⭐️ 💫

I really appreciate that #thebookdrop introduces me to gems I may have never heard of otherwise. I enjoyed this literary visit in Gravigna! I was a bit more drawn in by the wonderful Tuscan setting, engaging characters, and food descriptions than the mystery. It inspired me to order an espresso and bombolone from our local Italian cafe! ☕️😋

mrsmarch I‘m planning a visit to The Book Drop tomorrow! I tripped across it on vacation & googled it & I‘m like, Indie book subscription whaaat! Of course I had to check Litsy for hashtags…. 5mo
ICantImReading @mrsmarch oh how cool!! I would love to hear how it is in person. I‘ve been really happy with the subscription service! I have the “Books for Tea” and “Books for Coffee” blend. I think the subscription names are so cute and clever!! Have fun!!! (edited) 5mo
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