A Small Place in Italy by Eric Newby

Product Description

In 1967, Eric Newby and his wife Wanda acquired “I Castagni” (The Chestnuts), a small and ruined farmhouse in the foothills of the Apuan Alps on the borders of Liguria and northern Tuscany. They were the first foreigners to live in the area, and for 25 years, they remained the only ones. This book recounts the Newbys' life in their house in a forgotten era. It describes how they pulled the house back from the brink of collapse, their enduring friendship with the neighbouring contadini, who welcomed them - whether eating, drinking, harvesting grapes and olives, or hunting for fungus and wild asparagus - from the moment they arrived.

CONTINUE READING
£7.99

Product Description

In 1967, Eric Newby and his wife Wanda acquired “I Castagni” (The Chestnuts), a small and ruined farmhouse in the foothills of the Apuan Alps on the borders of Liguria and northern Tuscany. They were the first foreigners to live in the area, and for 25 years, they remained the only ones. This book recounts the Newbys' life in their house in a forgotten era. It describes how they pulled the house back from the brink of collapse, their enduring friendship with the neighbouring contadini, who welcomed them - whether eating, drinking, harvesting grapes and olives, or hunting for fungus and wild asparagus - from the moment they arrived.

CONTINUE READING
Additional Information
Book Genre Travel Biography
Book Format Unabridged
Binding Paperback
Publisher
Number of pages 225
ISBN 978-0007367900
Media Type Book
Reviews

Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register