3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
not one of Newby's best,
This review is from: A Small Place in Italy (Paperback)
Eric Newby is one of the greatest travel writers of all time - I loved his books about the Hindu Kush, about the Ganges, and about his wartime experiences. This is a reasonably good book, with a few very interesting passages, but quite a lot of the book is not really very interesting at all. So I would recommend his other books in preference to this one.