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The Italians

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The Italians by John Hooper

'Hooper has written a fascinating, affectionate and well-researched study that delivers the tantalising flavour of a country as hot, cold, bitter and sweet as an affogato' The Telegraph

'This portrait of a nation is required reading for anyone heading to a Tuscan villa or Puglian beach this summer' Financial Times

Sublime and maddening, fascinating yet baffling, Italy is a country of endless paradox and seemingly unanswerable riddles.

John Hooper's marvellously entertaining and perceptive book is the ideal companion for anyone seeking to understand contemporary Italy and the unique character of the Italians. Looking at the facts that lie behind - and often belie - the stereotypes, his revealing book sheds new light on many aspects of Italian life: football and Freemasonry, sex, symbolism and the reason why Italian has twelve words for a coat hanger, yet none for a hangover.

The Italians - About The Author

John Hooper is Italy correspondent of the Economist and Southern Europe Editor of the Guardian and Observer. The Italians is the fruit of more than fifteen years based in Italy.

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Product Description

The Italians by John Hooper

'Hooper has written a fascinating, affectionate and well-researched study that delivers the tantalising flavour of a country as hot, cold, bitter and sweet as an affogato' The Telegraph

'This portrait of a nation is required reading for anyone heading to a Tuscan villa or Puglian beach this summer' Financial Times

Sublime and maddening, fascinating yet baffling, Italy is a country of endless paradox and seemingly unanswerable riddles.

John Hooper's marvellously entertaining and perceptive book is the ideal companion for anyone seeking to understand contemporary Italy and the unique character of the Italians. Looking at the facts that lie behind - and often belie - the stereotypes, his revealing book sheds new light on many aspects of Italian life: football and Freemasonry, sex, symbolism and the reason why Italian has twelve words for a coat hanger, yet none for a hangover.

The Italians - About The Author

John Hooper is Italy correspondent of the Economist and Southern Europe Editor of the Guardian and Observer. The Italians is the fruit of more than fifteen years based in Italy.

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Book Genre Society
Book Format Unabridged
Binding Paperback
Publisher Hodder
Number of pages 336
Dimensions 12.9 x 1.9 x 19.8 cm
ISBN 9780241957622
Date of Publication 28 Jan. 2016
Media Type Book
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