This is an exceptional book! Chris Harrison has written a superb story that is at once romantic (the wooing and winning of Daniela), satirical (of Italians and Italy) and affectionate (of Italians and Italy).
Linguistically it is a tour de force - with lyrical passages of great beauty, outrageous puns and a more insightful and reflective style than other Italian travel memoirs I have read which merely scratch the surface of Italian life.
I hope no one decribes this hilarious book as 'unputdownable': I put it down regularly in order to savour the elegance and rhythms of Harrison's prose. A masterpiece. Watch this name.