Published on 19/02/18 in Reviews
I have just begun reading Barbara Athanassiadis' book A Year in Tuscany. And it is the next best thing to being there. She shares so vividly her thoughts, feelings and daily experiences that the line to reality is blurred and we are immersed in a sumptuous world of the senses which to me embodies the totality of travelling in Italy. She puts into words what I can only see and feel and photograph but seem at a loss to describe.
It so completes my experience of my beloved Tuscany that it is a treasure to find. I do not rush the reading, waiting until I can sit and have time to savour it like a deliciously warm cup of tea. I let the images flood my mind and memories and feel as if I have taken the trip with her. I look forward to finishing this book as well as reading the others she has written. Her passion for history, landscape and art will draw you in and leave you refreshed. If you love travelling in Italy or just dream of it, this book is for you.
A great read.
Marguerite Smith, Reader
The book, A Year in Tuscany, illustrated with colour images, is available on:
Αmazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J3DNIBS
Google Play Books: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=puu2BQAAQBAJ
YouTube A Year in TUSCANY: https://youtu.be/mTvlwnUaQ1g