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The Lady In The Palazzo At Home in Umbria by Marlena De Blasi

The Lady In The Palazzo At Home in Umbria


The Lady In The Palazzo At Home in Umbria by Marlena De Blasi

When Marlena moves with her husband to the small town of Orvieto to renovate a dilapidated medieval palazzo, she knows that the fastest way into the hearts and homes of her new neighbours is through their stomachs. In her third memoir about life in Italy, Marlena de Blasi returns with all of the sumptuous prose and delectable descriptions of the place she calls home, the food that she prepares, and best of all, the people she meets.


De Blasi is a skilled, quirky writer; her prose is by turns reserved, rococo, earthy and, above all, fresh * KIRKUS REVIEWS * De Blasi is more than a sunny regional food writer - she digs into the meaning of life * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY *

About the Author

Marlena de Blasi is the author of two other bestselling memoirs for Virago. She lives in Orvieto in Umbria, Italy.

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Book Info

Publication date

6th December 2007


Marlena De Blasi

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Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group


384 pages


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