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Marlena De Blasi

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1Marlena De Blasi Empty Marlena De Blasi on 1st October 2009, 10:47 pm

I have bought a couple of english books today by the author Marlena De Blasi! They kind of leapt out at me from the shelf and i have wanted to read some books on expats living in italy and there experiences for a while now.

Titles: The lady in the Palazzo and A thousand days in Tuscany

She has also written A thousand days in Venice but i think i will buy that one at another point!

So i have started read The Lady in the Palazzo first and from the begining it has kind of sucked me into the story and im really enjoying it. Its very descriptive and she uses some italian words and describes places and people in italy which i can relate to living here in Italy myself. So even though i have only gotten through the first chapter of the book im going to recommend it as a good read! study

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2Marlena De Blasi Empty Re: Marlena De Blasi on 2nd October 2009, 12:15 am

I think I tried the Tuscany one and couldn't get into it.
Sounds like you got a good story going...

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3Marlena De Blasi Empty some nice books on 2nd October 2009, 9:22 pm

I can recommend a couple of books (fact/fictional) the author is Annie Hall and the book is called "Ripe for the picking" and the follow on title is called "extra virgin", if you didn't live here they would make you want to move.

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4Marlena De Blasi Empty Re: Marlena De Blasi on 15th June 2011, 7:41 am

I read her "One Thousand Days in Venice" which is about her meeting her husband there, then moving to Italy and trying to understand it all... Something I'm sure many of you gals can relate to! Her book about living in Tuscany came after.

Recently I read her "That Summer in Sicily". I enjoyed that story too and It brought the Sicilians to life. Since next year I'm planning to search for MY relatives in Sicily (instead of my husband's in Veneto) the book was especially enjoyable.

So Clare, did you read more of Marlena's books? (I know this is an older post.)

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5Marlena De Blasi Empty Re: Marlena De Blasi on 18th June 2011, 8:58 pm


no i didnt read any of her books, im not sure what else she has out there to be honest but im glad you enjoyed your books! Very Happy

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