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A Tuscan Childhood
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A Tuscan Childhood

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Author: Kinta Beevor
Publisher: Penguin
Format: Paperback USED
ISBN: 0140166734
Comments: Brown patches

Kinta Beevor was five when she fell in love with her parents' castle facing the Carrara mountains.

She and her brother ran barefoot, exploring an enchanted world. They accompanied Fiore, the stonemason, searching for wild mushrooms in the hills, while Ramponi showed them how to tickle trout. The freedom and beauty of life at the castle attracted poets, writers and painters, including D.H. Lawrence and Rex Whistler. The other side to Kinta's childhood was very different. It was spent with her famously 'formidable' great aunt, Janet Ross, outside Florence in a grand villa where Boccaccio set part of The Decameron. But soon, the old way of life and Kinta's idyllic world were threatened by war.

Nostalgic, yet unsentimental and funny, this is a book which transports the reader to Tuscany and the sound of bells from a distant campanile.

 


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Last Updated: 14 December 2017