Book reviews, Top 5

Top 5 Book Reviews of 2016

My top 5 most visited book reviews in 2016.

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Book Review: The Umbrian Supper Club by Marlena de Blasi

  The Umbrian Supper Club by Marlena de Blasi Paperback Review copy provided by publisher Allen & Unwin, March 2015  Synopsis- 'The only sauce is olive oil - green as sun-struck jade - splashed in small lustrous puddles, through which one skates the flesh, the fat, the bones, the potatoes, the bread. In the last,… Continue reading Book Review: The Umbrian Supper Club by Marlena de Blasi

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Book Review: Antonia and her Daughters by Marlena De Blasi

 Marlena De Blasi- Antonia and her Daughters  Format- Hardback  Source- Review copy  Publisher- Allen & Unwin  Publication date- 30th April, 2012  Synopsis- The renovations to 34 via del Duomo now complete, Marlena de Blasi, the bestselling international author and woman with the 'fairytale life', longs to find time and space to finish a book. Lured… Continue reading Book Review: Antonia and her Daughters by Marlena De Blasi

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Book Review: Amandine by Marlena De Blasi

 Marlena De Blasi- Amandine: A Novel Format: Paperback Source: My own purchase Synopsis: (From Goodreads) Betrayal and a double suicide are among the legacies bequeathed by an aristocratic Polish family to a frail baby girl, illegitimately born in 1931. Ostensibly to protect her young daughter from shame, but at least as much to vindicate her own unhealed… Continue reading Book Review: Amandine by Marlena De Blasi

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Book Review- Tuscan Secrets

Marlena de Blasi- Tuscan Secrets (2004) Tuscan Secrets is the sequel to de Blasi’s first Italian adventure, A Thousand Days in Venice. After selling their Venetian home and her husband Fernando resigning from his banking job, he and Marlena head south in search of a home in San Casciano, a small Tuscan town. They settle… Continue reading Book Review- Tuscan Secrets

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Books of 2010

Since my book review blog is still getting up and running, I haven’t been able to cover the various books I read over the past 12 months. So I will provide a list of books that I read during 2010 (of what I can remember) and if I get around to it, I will post… Continue reading Books of 2010

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Book Review- A Thousand Days In Venice

Marlena de Blasi- A Thousand Days in Venice (2003) Marlena is an American chef and travelling food writer who tells her fairytale love story about falling in love with a Venetian and the city itself. When Fernando catches a glimpse of Marlena in a Venetian café he knows instantly she is The One. Marlena is… Continue reading Book Review- A Thousand Days In Venice