Tagged: Books set in Italy

Top tips for your next trip to Florence with Gabriella Contestabile’s ‘The Artisan’s Star’

“Closing his eyes, the misty spires of his city rise up in his mind; the red, white and green marbles of the Duomo… He takes a deep breath and, all at once, the smells of his garden and of the city overwhelm him. His sense of smell is not in his head but in his […]

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The Gondola Maker – A book set in Venice

Amazingly, despite two trips to Venice in my lifetime, I have never ridden in a gondola. This is something I will have to remedy after my latest read. Laura Morelli’s The Gondola Maker takes us to 16th century Venice and the world of its craftsmen and water workers. Luca Vianello, who comes from a family […]

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New Year Literary Challenges for books set in Italy and Russia

The literary blogging world is awash with challenges as we embark on the New Year, and I am afraid I have succumbed and decided to join a couple myself. These are not to be confused with Packabook’s own World Party Reading Challenge which I would of course encourage everyone to check out – but rather, […]

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‘The Imperfectionists’ – A book set in Rome, and some insider secrets from the author…

UPDATE:  It seems we’re not the only ones to enjoy this book. Brad Pitt’s film company has now bought the movie rights…Well done Mr Rachman! Tom Rachman’s Rome-based novel ‘The Imperfectionists’ is starting to attract a lot of attention now it has been released in the U.S, but despite his hectic promotion schedule, Rachman has agreed […]

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Readers Recommend – Books set in Italy, China and Japan

Some recommendations from our readers for great novels set in Italy, China and Japan.

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