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Under the Tuscan sun : at home in Italy

Author: Frances Mayes
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Broadway books trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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A chronicle of the author's first four years in Italy, describing her purchase and restoration of an abandoned villa in the Tuscan countryside, her transformation of the overgrown gardens, and her discovery of the many links between the food and culture of the region.
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Nonfiction
Named Person: Frances Mayes; Frances Mayes; Frances Mayes
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frances Mayes
ISBN: 0767900383 9780767900386 0754012743 9780754012740 0767916069 9780767916066
OCLC Number: 1014074763
Notes: Originally published: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 1996.
Excerpts from this book appeared in the New York Times, Ploughshares, and House beautiful.
Description: 280 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Preface --
Bramare: (archaic) to yearn for --
A house and the land it takes two oxen two days to plow --
Sister water, brother fire --
The wild orchard --
Whir of the sun --
Festina Tarde (make haste slowly) --
A long table under the trees --
Summer kitchen notes --
Cortona, noble city --
Rive, Maremma: into wildest Tuscany --
Turning Italian --
Green oil --
Floating world: a Winter season --
Winter kitchen notes --
Rose walk --
Sempre pietra (always stone) --
Relics of Summer --
Solleone.
Responsibility: Frances Mayes.
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A chronicle of the author's first four years in Italy, describing her purchase and restoration of an abandoned villa in the Tuscan countryside, her transformation of the overgrown gardens, and her discovery of the many links between the food and culture of the region.

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