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An Italian Education

An Italian Education

Author(s): Tim Parks

Location(s): Veneto

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Adventure

Era(s): Modern

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Content

How does an Italian become Italian?
Or an Englishman English, for that matter?
Are foreigners born, or made?

In An Italian Education Tim Parks focuses on his own young children in the small village near Verona where he lives, building a fascinating picture of the contemporary Italian family at school, at home, at work and at play.

The result is a delight: at once a family book and a travel book, not quite enamoured with either children or Italy, but always affectionate, always amused and always amusing.

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Author: Tina Hartas

An Italian Education by Tim Parks, memoir set mainly in Verona. Tim Parks’ books were some of the first we added to the TripFiction website when we started out, so it felt like time...

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A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

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