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  • Published: 31 July 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143789109
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320
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Bella Tuscany

The Sweet Life in Italy




Frances Mayes, whose enchanting international bestseller Under the Tuscan Sun made the world fall in love with Tuscany, invites us back for a delightful new season of friendship, festivity and food.

Frances Mayes, whose enchanting international bestseller UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN made the world fall in love with Tuscany, invites us back for a delightful new season of friendship, festivity and food.
Having spent her summers in Tuscany for the past several years, Frances Mayes relished the opportunity to experience the pleasures of PRIMAVERA, an Italian spring. A sabbatical from teaching in San Francisco allowed her to return to Cortona-- and her beloved house, Bramasole-- just as the first green appeared on the rocky hillsides. BELLA TUSCANY is a passionate and lyrical account of her continuing love affair with Italy. Now truly at home there, Mayes writes of her deepening connection to the land, her flourishing friendships with local people and the joys of art, food and wine. It is also a memoir of a season of change, and of renewed possibility. As spring becomes summer she revives Bramasole's lush gardens, meets the challenges of learning a new language, tours regions from Sicily to the Veneto and faces transitions in her family life. Spiced with recipes from Mayes' Tuscan kitchen and written in the sensuous and evocative prose that has become her hallmark, BELLA TUSCANY is a celebration of the sweet life in Italy.
Praise for UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN
'As dreamily indulgent as a long, long Italian lunch on the Tuscan hillside...' THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, Sydney
'For anyone who loves Italy and its food, this book, with its scatter of recipes, is an affirmation.' THE WEST AUSTRALIAN
'Oozes with the richness and flavour of your most memorable Italian meal.' AUSTRALIAN GOOD TASTE magazine

  • Pub date: 31 July 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143789109
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320
Categories:

About the Author

Frances Mayes

In addition to her worldwide bestselling Tuscany memoirs Under the Tuscan Sun, Bella Tuscany, and Every Day in Tuscany, Frances Mayes is the author of the travel memoir A Year in the World, illustrated books In Tuscany and Bringing Tuscany Home (with Edward Mayes), The Tuscan Sun Cookbook (also with Edward Mayes), and her most recent memoir, Under Magnolia.

She has published a novel, Swan, set in the South; The Discovery of Poetry: A Guide for Readers and Writers; and five books of poetry. She divides her time between Tuscany and North Carolina. Visit her at www.francesmayesbooks.com.

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