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by Rachel Cusk
When a prizewinning author decides to travel to Italy for a summer with her husband and two young children she has no idea of the trials and wonders that lay in store. Exploring the desire to travel and to escape, and the challenge of balancing domestic life with creativity, this travel book is about life on the most famous art trail in the world.
When prizewinning author Rachel Cusk decides to travel to Italy for a summer with her husband and two young children she has no idea of the trials and wonders that lay in store. Their journey leads them to both the expected - the Piero della Francesca trail and queues at the Vatican - and the surprising - an amorous Scottish ex-pat and a longing for home - all seen through Cusk's sharp and humane perspective. Exploring the desire to travel and to escape, art and its inspirations, beauty and ugliness, and the challenge of balancing domestic life with creativity, "The Last Supper" is a wonderful travel book about life on the most famous art trail in the world, from one of Britain's most pre-eminent writers.
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About Rachel Cusk
Rachel Cusk was born in 1967 and is the author of six novels: Saving Agnes, which won the Whitbread First Novel Award, The Temporary, The Country Life, which won a Somerset Maugham Award, The Lucky Ones, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel Award, In the Fold and Arlington Park, which was shortlisted for the 2007 Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction. Her non-fiction book A Life's Work was published to huge acclaim in 2001 and her memoir The Last Supper will be published in February 2009. In 2003 she was chosen as one of Granta's Best of Young Novelists. She lives in Brighton.
Last Supper by Rachel Cusk
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Faber & Faber
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