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An Italian Home

Author: Wright, Paul Set In . . .
 Europe, Italy, Lake Como
Genre: Biography
Time Frame: 1990s-2000s
Published: 2014
Description: "Paul Wright's tribute to the robust pleasures of village life brings out the generosity and humanity of the inhabitants of Lake Como” Desmond O’Grady, Italian Insider Review:-

What is it like for a foreigner to live and work in a village in Northern Italy, and become part of the community? How tough is it to leave your home country and settle in a new one? What do you have to do to be accepted by the people who live in a village by Lake Como, which has existed for over five hundred years? Award-winning artist and stage designer Paul Wright and his partner found out the hard way, struggling through nightmarish and obstructive Italian bureaucracy, but relishing their life as they worked, played, ate and drank alongside the residents of a beautiful, quiet lakeside village. Enjoy Paul's dry sense of humour as he conveys a vivid word picture of life beside the lake with their colourful and resourceful neighbours.


AIH BOOK REVIEW:- Every year rafts of people make the decision to pack up their lives and swap afternoon tea for aperitivi. In this sincere and openly honest account of ‘Settling by Lake Como’ Paul relives the highs and lows of their Italian adventure: This compelling book provides a personal insight in to the day-to-day life - and the struggles - of becoming expats. What develops is an intimate piece of prose, which envelopes the reader in all the frustrations, heartaches and joys of a couple trying to find their feet in Italy, from gaining social acceptance to experiencing the vibrant atmosphere of their first local festa. For anyone considering moving to or holidaying in Italy, this book makes an entertaining, warm and honest guide.
  
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