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By Eric Newby

ISBN-10: 0007508158

ISBN-13: 9780007508150

This ebook is a lush and gorgeous memoir of a truly targeted apartment and a good sport of a bygone period. In 1967, veteran shuttle author Eric Newby and his heroic spouse Wanda fulfiled their dream of a go back to lifestyles within the Italian hills the place they first met in the course of global conflict II. yet this fulfilment wouldn't come effortless. The dream materialised within the type of I Castagni ('The Chestnuts'), a small, decrepit farmhouse without roof, an deserted septic tank and its personal indigenous natural world reluctant to renounce their domestic. yet within the foothills of the Apuan Alps at the border of Liguria and northerly Tuscany, this ramshackle condominium might quickly turn into a hub of affection, friendship and job. no matter if recounting risky expeditions via Afghanistan or way of life in a rustic apartment, Newby's expertise shines via as one of many premiere writers of the comedian trip style. jam-packed with Newby's sharp wit and reliable humour, 'A Small Place' in Italy returns, 20 years later, to the lifetime of Newby's much-cherished vintage, Love and conflict within the Apennines. It lovingly recounts the quick disappearing way of life of the idiosyncratic locals, and the iconic friendships they forge, no matter if sharing in turning out to be their first wine harvest as beginners or frying toxic mushrooms for a banquet.

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Between 1944 and 1950, mass occupations of large estates across Italy forced the government to concede a land reform which, despite the 700,000 hectares distributed to 121,000 families, offered too little to too few. The urgent task of modernizing the technologically backward rural sector was entrusted to state agencies, Federconsorzi, Cassa per il Mezzogiorno (Fund for the South) and producer associations (Coldiretti), which, however, did as much to press farmers into voting for the governing parties as to provide them with financial support and technical assistance.

Further reading Abruzzese, A. and Colombo, F. (eds) (1994) Dizionario della Pubblicità (Dictionary of Advertising), Bologna: Zanichelli. Barbella, P. et al (eds) (1983) Creative Advertising: The Best Italian Advertising, Milan: Electa (a good selection of Italian print ads, with text in both English and Italian). Ceserani, G. (1988) Storia della pubblicità in Italia (History of Advertising in Italy), Bari: Laterza. Giaccardi, C. (1995) ‘Television Advertising and the Representation of Social Reality: A Comparative Study’, Theory, Culture and Society 12: 109–31.

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