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Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo By Tim Parks

Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo
by Tim Parks

Through memorable encounters with ordinary Italians - conductors and ticket collectors, priests and prostitutes, scholars and lovers, gypsies and immigrants, this title captures what makes Italian life distinctive.
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Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo Summary


`All Italy is here' Sunday Times From the bestselling author of Italian Neighbours, An Italian Education and A Season with Verona Longlisted for the Dolman Travel Book Award In 1981 Tim Parks moved from England to Italy and spent the next thirty years alongside hundreds of thousands of Italians on his adopted country's vast, various and ever-changing networks of trains. Through memorable encounters with ordinary Italians - conductors and ticket collectors, priests and prostitutes, scholars and lovers, gypsies and immigrants - Tim Parks captures what makes Italian life distinctive. He explores how trains helped build Italy and how the railways reflect Italians' sense of themselves from Garibaldi to Mussolini to Berlusconi and beyond.

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Sku
GOR005813565
Title
Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Year published
Number of pages
288
ISBN 10
0099584255
ISBN 13
9780099584254
Prizes
Long-listed for Dolman Travel Book of the Year 2014 (UK)
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