22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Witty and true,
This review is from: Italian Neighbours: An Englishman in Verona (Paperback)
Tim Parks gives candid accounts of the Italian people he encounters without being cutting or negative. It is a warm and humourous book, I whole-heartedly recommend it. An Italian Education is also a great read.
This is not a book that is attempting to give you an account of what a holiday would be like in Italy, it is an indepth attempt to understand Italian people and Italian life. Tim Parks' wit is sharp and the book is amusing as well as enlightening. Tim Parks' novels are also excellent, particulary Cara Massimina and Mimi's Ghost.