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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,589 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Frances Mayes Narrator: Frances Maye Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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, a companion volume to Under the Tuscan Sun, is Mayes' 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, the joys of art, food, and wine, and the rewards and occasional heartbreaks of her villa's ongoing restoration. 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. Filled with recipes from her 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. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Melinda Johnson | 2/20/2014

    " This is a beautiful read. Frances's prose makes you feel as though you are there and helps you love the country and the people as much as she does. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cat | 2/8/2014

    " Heaven for garden lovers who fantasise about Italian villas and the associated gardens "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Crystal | 2/5/2014

    " Good book especially if you are intending to go to Italy sometime soon, its very good for visual pictures although I did get bogged down and a little bored about 2/3 of the way through. Still overall pretty good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Barbara | 2/4/2014

    " Just made me want to pack up and move!!!! "

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