Tagged: 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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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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