13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Refreshing and very funny read,
By A Customer
This review is from: Extra Virgin: Amongst the Olive Groves of Liguria (Paperback)
I read this book while in Greece ,where I walked on donkey tracks amidst olive trees. This really brought an added pleasure to my reading. My partner could not understand my sudden interest in plates of succulent tomatoes, drizzled with olive oil! Annie Hawes' descriptions of her early days in Liguria are extremely funny and I frequently laughed out loud . I also learnt a lot about peasant life which i think would also apply to other communities (the use of Apes for example, a mode of transport which has always intrigued me in Greece!).Needless to say, my partner is now devouring the book. Read it now !