Blogs in January 1970

Sex and Genius 1st January 1970

In Michael Lear’s opinion, James Hilldyard is the master of the contemporary novel. Travelling to this genius’ home in Italy, Michael is disappointed when Hilldyard turns down the TV profile he wants to produce, but is bafflingly offered a...

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The Espresso Break 1st January 1970

Travel to Hades and Purgatory, roam the ruins like the gluttonous Romans, or watch miracles happen. The Espresso Break takes you into the mythical land that is the oldest city in the Western World — Naples, Italy — and...

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The Wings of the Sphinx 1st January 1970

Detective Montalbano is going through a distinctly rocky patch with his long-distance lover, Livia, and he has other concerns: he is uneasily conscious of anno domini and the dispiriting effect of the violence that is such an omnipresent part...

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The Italian Matchmaker 1st January 1970

Do you believe in love after death? Gianluca has to admit his life is empty. His high-pressure City job, his seven-figure income, his glossy girlfriends – all have long ceased to satisfy him. His marriage is over and he...

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These Dark Things 1st January 1970

When a beautiful college student is found murdered in the catacombs beneath a monastary, Captain Natalia Monte of the Carabinieri is assigned to investigate. Could the killer be a professor the student had been sleeping with? A blind monk...

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