Italian Ways On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo

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Publisher's Synopsis

'All Italy is here' Sunday Times
From the bestselling author of Italian Neighbours, An Italian Education and A Season with Verona

Longlisted for the Dolman Travel Book Award

In 1981 Tim Parks moved from England to Italy and spent the next thirty years alongside hundreds of thousands of Italians on his adopted country's vast, various and ever-changing networks of trains.

Through memorable encounters with ordinary Italians - conductors and ticket collectors, priests and prostitutes, scholars and lovers, gypsies and immigrants - Tim Parks captures what makes Italian life distinctive. He explores how trains helped build Italy and how the railways reflect Italians' sense of themselves from Garibaldi to Mussolini to Berlusconi and beyond.

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Vintage is a highly respected paperback publisher of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, publishing writers like Philip Roth, Martin Amis and Toni Morrison. There are many Booker and Nobel Prize-winning authors on the Vintage list such as Kingsley Amis, A S Byatt, J M Coetzee, Ismail Kadare, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Anne Enright, Iris Murdoch, Roddy Doyle and Ben Okri, to name a few.

Book information

ISBN: 9780099584254
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
DEWEY: 914.5049312
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xvii, 261
Weight: 208g
Height: 197mm
Width: 131mm
Spine width: 19mm