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Monday, June 18, 2018

Books That Are Like Old Friends

Reading: A Small Place in Italy
I finished the stack of library books, so I've turned to an old favourite until I get a new pile of library books. A Small Place in Italy by Eric Newby. It is still in print, although with a different cover.

Here's what the book is about (from Goodreads):
In 1967 Eric and Wanda Newby fulfilled a long-cherished dream when they bought a run-down farmhouse in northern Tuscany, in the foothills of the Italian Alps. They were the first foreigners to live in the region. "A Small Place in Italy" describes how the house was restored with the help of their neighbors, a colorful east of characters who quickly befriended the Newbys.

I bought my copy in Denmark, probably 20 years ago. Randomly picked it up in a sale bin, a bargain at just 29 Danish kroner (around £3.5), especially considering how many times I've read it, or atleast partially read it. I sometimes pick it up and start reading it but don't finish it. I don't always need to...it's just one of those books. Like an old friend where you can pick up as if no time has gone by even if it has been months or even years :-)

Do you have books like that in your life?

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