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I've read the book long time ago. Bought this copy for my daughter and I read a couple of chapters again. Still love it!!! Read morePublished 20 months ago by Changmin Sun
Even if you never plan to visit Tuscany, it is worthwhile to saturate yourself in Tuscan sunshine, inhale the aromas of Italian meals and feel the heartbeat of the countryside by... Read morePublished on July 12 2004 by Virginia Allain
The content of this is very good - but don't read it when you are travelling along empty stretches of highways and you are hungry! It's torture! Read morePublished on June 23 2004
I, like many other readers, was put off by the author's flippancy at spending money. The book was full of complaining about the costs of extreme renovations and their... Read morePublished on June 21 2004 by M. A Bolton
Frances Mayes has written a beautiful memoir about her home in Tuscany. Along with Mayes you experience all of the crazy unsettling ups and downs of purchasing a home abroad and... Read morePublished on May 18 2004 by V. Marshall
At least Frances Mayes had some ostensible reason for being in Italy -- she was using American dollars to buy an Italian house, thereby doing her part to drive up the cost of... Read morePublished on May 18 2004 by Rebecca Whiting
Anyone planning to visit Cortona would do better to read Amanda Craig's novel, Love in Idleness, which not only has the advantage of being funny but is infinitely better-written. Read morePublished on May 16 2004 by "acarponi"