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5.0 out of 5 stars Not the sappy novel you might expect!, 10 Aug. 2001
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This review is from: Extra Virgin: Amongst the Olive Groves of Liguria (Paperback)
What a surprise! When my flat mates started raving on about this book I was terribly sceptical expecting a rather trashy " A Year in a Lemon Tree" or some such nonsense. I couldn't have been more wrong and within pages was so hooked that I did not want the book to ever end. In fact I enjoyed it so much that I could go straight back to the beginnig and read it all over again! Annie Hawes has a wonderful style of prose which is most endearing. You are left feeling as if you know all the inhabitants of the village and that Hawes is a friend of a friend who you feel you have always known. Her capitalisation of words like Dirt, and talk of draughts causing life threatening illnesses were especially amusing being a foreigner in a german speaking country obsessed with such matters. Hawes' faux pas were also very close to home Warning if you are hungry or on a diet do not read this book as the descriptions of Ligurian cuisine will break any will. Do however throw caution to the wind and give this book a try and anyway you can always start dieting again afterwards!
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