To Rome, with Love

Author: T A Williams

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008236941

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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‘Pure joy. One of my favourite T. A. Williams books of all time!’ – Rachel Gilbey (top 500 Amazon reviewer) A summer of second chances...

On the Noodle Road

From Beijing to Rome, with Love and Pasta

Author: Jen Lin-Liu

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101616199

Category: Cooking

Page: 400

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A food writer travels the Silk Road, immersing herself in a moveable feast of foods and cultures and discovering some surprising truths about commitment, independence, and love. As a newlywed traveling in Italy, Jen Lin-Liu was struck by culinary echoes of the delicacies she ate and cooked back in China, where she’d lived for more than a decade. Who really invented the noodle? she wondered, like many before her. But also: How had food and culture moved along the Silk Road, the ancient trade route linking Asia to Europe—and what could still be felt of those long-ago migrations? With her new husband’s blessing, she set out to discover the connections, both historical and personal, eating a path through western China and on into Central Asia, Iran, Turkey, and across the Mediterranean. The journey takes Lin-Liu into the private kitchens where the headscarves come off and women not only knead and simmer but also confess and confide. The thin rounds of dough stuffed with meat that are dumplings in Beijing evolve into manti in Turkey—their tiny size the measure of a bride’s worth—and end as tortellini in Italy. And as she stirs and samples, listening to the women talk about their lives and longings, Lin-Liu gains a new appreciation of her own marriage, learning to savor the sweetness of love freely chosen.

ThereâÂeÂ(tm)s No Place Like Rome

Author: Jules Wake

Publisher: HarperImpulse

ISBN: 9780008221959

Category:

Page: N.A

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From the bestselling author of âe~From Italy with Loveâe(tm) and âe~Escape to the Rivieraâe(tm). Escape the January blues with this gorgeous summery romance.

Rome in Love

A Novel

Author: Anita Hughes

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250064139

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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When Amelia Tate is cast to play the Audrey Hepburn role in a remake of Roman Holiday, she feels as if all her dreams have come true. She has a handsome boyfriend, is portraying her idol in a major motion picture, and gets to live in beautiful, Italian city of Rome for the next two months. Once there, she befriends a young woman named Sophie with whom she begins to explore the city. Together, they discover all the amazing riches that Rome has to offer. But when Amelia's boyfriend breaks up with her over her acting career, her perfect world begins to crumble. While moping in her hotel suite, Amelia discovers a stack of letters written by Audrey Hepburn that start to put her own life into perspective. Then, she meets Philip, a handsome journalist who is under the impression that she is a hotel maid, and it appears as if things are finally looking up. The problem is she can never find the right time to tell Philip her true identity. Not to mention that Philip has a few secrets of his own. Can Amelia finally have both the career and love that she's always wanted, or will she be forced to choose again? With her sensory descriptions of the beautiful sites, decadent food, and high fashion of Rome, Hughes draws readers into this fast-paced and superbly written novel. Rome in Love will capture the hearts of readers everywhere.

To Rome with Love

Author: Debra White Smith

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9780736906609

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

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Book 4 in IThe Seven Sisters Series /I PMelissa gazed into velvet brown eyes. Kinkaide hadn't changed much in six years. His expressive eyes and vibrant smile brought back memories and images of a time filled with promise and love . . . a time she thought would last forever. Melissa stepped back. Nothing could break through the barriers surrounding her heart . . . nothing. And now Kinkaide was standing before her, believing she had accepted his invitation for a Mediterranean excursion. He he out a note signed with her name . . . a note she had never seen before. Shock slowly softened to interest. Despite his broken promises, hope stirred. What if . . .

Four Seasons in Rome

On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World

Author: Anthony Doerr

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416545972

Category: Travel

Page: 224

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From the author of the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning #1 New York Times bestseller All the Light We Cannot See, a "dazzling" (Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran) memoir about art and adventures in Rome. Anthony Doerr has received many awards—from the New York Public Library, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the American Library Association. Then came the Rome Prize, one of the most prestigious awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and with it a stipend and a writing studio in Rome for a year. Doerr learned of the award the day he and his wife returned from the hospital with newborn twins. Exquisitely observed, Four Seasons in Rome describes Doerr's varied adventures in one of the most enchanting cities in the world. He reads Pliny, Dante, and Keats -- the chroniclers of Rome who came before him—and visits the piazzas, temples, and ancient cisterns they describe. He attends the vigil of a dying Pope John Paul II and takes his twins to the Pantheon in December to wait for snow to fall through the oculus. He and his family are embraced by the butchers, grocers, and bakers of the neighborhood, whose clamor of stories and idiosyncratic child-rearing advice is as compelling as the city itself. This intimate and revelatory book is a celebration of Rome, a wondrous look at new parenthood, and a fascinating story of a writer's craft—the process by which he transforms what he sees and experiences into sentences.

A Wedding in Italy

A feel good summer holiday romance

Author: Tilly Tennant

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786811669

Category: Fiction

Page: 330

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I Heart Rome

Recipes and Stories from the Eternal City

Author: Maria Pasquale

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 1925418553

Category: Cooking

Page: 264

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A love letter to Rome, with beautiful food and location photography, classic recipes, and stories from the heart of the Eternal City. Rome is an open-air museum; it's a modern-day marvel of a city that has seen centuries of emperors, popes, movements, triumphs, and tragedies. It's a city where the present and past sit side by side and interact in a beautiful, yet sometimes complex, kind of way. Rome begs to be uncovered at every turn. Through quirky local stories and glorious pictures, I Heart Rome takes you on an inspiring journey through the Rome that tourists rarely get to see. In a country justifiably famous for its food, Rome boasts its own fascinating and unique cuisine that is intrinsically tied to its history. Influences from Ancient Rome through to more recent events are reflected in the food culture of the Eternal City today. And given the passionate nature of Romans as a people, it's no wonder that dining is taken so seriously. From carbonara recipes to artichoke-frying techniques, just about everything food-related is up for--and causes much--debate in Rome. You too will heart Rome after delving into this book.

Warburg in Rome

A Novel

Author: James Carroll

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547738951

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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In post-WWII Italy, an American uncovers a Vatican scandal in a “thriller with deeply serious historical undertones” by a National Book Award winner (Alan Cheuse, NPR, All Things Considered). David Warburg, newly minted director of the US War Refugee Board, arrives in Rome at war’s end, determined to bring aid to the destitute European Jews streaming into the city. Marguerite d’Erasmo, a French-Italian Red Cross worker with a shadowed past, is initially Warburg’s guide—while a charismatic young American Catholic priest, Monsignor Kevin Deane, seems equally committed to aiding Italian Jews. But the city is a labyrinth of desperate fugitives: runaway Nazis, Jewish resisters, and criminal Church figures. Marguerite, caught between justice and revenge, is forced to play a double game. At the center of the maze, Warburg discovers one of history’s great scandals: the Vatican ratline, a clandestine escape route maintained by Church officials and providing scores of Nazi war criminals with secret passage to South America. Turning to American intelligence officials, he learns that the dark secret is not as secret as he thought—and that even those he trusts may betray him—in this “complex and compelling novel of the Vatican and morality during World War II” (Library Journal). Warburg in Rome has “the breathtaking pace of a thriller and the gravitas of a genuine moral center—as if John LeCarré and Graham Greene collaborated” (Mary Gordon). “A high-stakes battle between good and evil [and] a plot full of twists and turns.” —The Boston Globe “A suspenseful historical drama set in Rome at the end of WWII and centering on Vatican complicity in the flight of Nazi fugitives to Argentina.” —Publishers Weekly “Recommend this utterly engaging thriller to fans of Joseph Kanon’s The Good German and James R. Benn’s Death’s Door.” —Booklist, starred review

To Rome with Love

Author: Debra White Smith

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9780736906609

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

View: 5520

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Book 4 in IThe Seven Sisters Series /I PMelissa gazed into velvet brown eyes. Kinkaide hadn't changed much in six years. His expressive eyes and vibrant smile brought back memories and images of a time filled with promise and love . . . a time she thought would last forever. Melissa stepped back. Nothing could break through the barriers surrounding her heart . . . nothing. And now Kinkaide was standing before her, believing she had accepted his invitation for a Mediterranean excursion. He he out a note signed with her name . . . a note she had never seen before. Shock slowly softened to interest. Despite his broken promises, hope stirred. What if . . .

Start to Finish

Woody Allen and the Art of Moviemaking

Author: Eric Lax

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0385352492

Category: Motion picture authorship

Page: 353

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Introduction -- The script -- The money -- The cast, the cinematographer -- Locations, production design, and costumes -- The shoot -- Editing -- The music -- The color correction and the mix -- The end

One Summer Day in Rome

A Novel

Author: Mark Lamprell

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 1250105552

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 7213

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“New York, Paris, London—every grand metropolis—has its own irresistible attraction but Rome so swirls with stories of saints and sinners...lovers and fighters, that she compels you towards her, like gravity.... No one leaves her unaltered. Part of you always loves her. This is the place where passions are aroused, senses inflamed, and lovers fall into each other’s arms. It all appears to unfold like magic but I will tell you what really happens...Come with me, if you will, and observe my labors.” Mark Lamprell's One Summer Day in Rome is an enchanting novel about three couples drawn irresistibly to Rome, narrated by the city itself. Alice, an art student in New York City, has come to Rome in search of adventure and inspiration before settling down with her steady, safe fiancé. Meg and Alec, busy parents and successful business people from LA, are on a mission to find the holy grail, a certain blue tile that will make their home renovation complete—but soon it becomes clear that their marriage needs a makeover as well. Connie and Lizzie are women of a certain age—“Sometimes I look at my laughter lines and wonder what on earth could have been that funny”—who come from London to scatter the ashes of their beloved husband and brother. Both women are seemingly done with romance, but Rome has other ideas. Brimming with wit and charm (and gelato), One Summer Day in Rome is the most delicious novel you will read this summer.

Un Amico Italiano

Eat, Pray, Love in Rome

Author: Luca Spaghetti

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN: 0670075221

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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'My grandmother always said this last name will bring you luck . . .' In September 2003, Luca Spaghetti got an email from an American friend that would change his life: 'A friend from university is about to move to Rome for three months. She'll contact you. She's a writer and her name is Elizabeth Gilbert.' Luca did not have high hopes for this bookish tourist but he needn't have worried. Here was someone who wanted to discover the true Rome, the Rome of Romans. And who better to show her than a born and bred Romano. This is Luca's unconventional guide to his city as he knows and lives it. From the hotspots and hidden corners to the most amazing art, food and traditions, this is a very personal, zesty, inspiring insight into the Eternal City. 'Luca writes with as much charm and warmth as he speaks – so now everyone can join the conversation at the table. I'm delighted to share my friend through this marvellous book, which I cannot recommend highly enough . . .' ELIZABETH GILBERT

Side Effects

Author: Woody Allen

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345343352

Category: Fiction

Page: 213

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Sixteen pieces show Allen's unique perspective on Socrates, restaurant reviews, the UFO menace, love and passion, and other topics and issues of undying interest.

The Map of Love

A Novel

Author: Ahdaf Soueif

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307783553

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Booker Prize Finalist Here is an extraordinary cross-cultural love story that unfurls across Egypt, England, and the United States over the course of a century. Isabel Parkman, a divorced American journalist, has fallen in love with a gifted and difficult Egyptian-American conductor. Shadowing her romance is the courtship of her great-grandparents Anna and Sharif nearly one hundred years before. In 1900 the recently widows Anna Winterbourne left England for Egypt, an outpost of the Empire roiling with political sentiment. She soon found herself enraptured by the real Egypt and in love with Sharif Pasha al-Baroudi, an Egyptian nationalist. When Isabel, in an attempt to discover the truth behind her heritage, reenacts Anna’s excursion to Egypt, the story of her great-grandparents unravels before her, revealing startling parallels for her own life. Combining the romance and intricate narrative of a nineteenth-century novel with a very modern sense of culture and politics—both sexual and international—Ahdaf Soueif has created a thoroughly seductive and mesmerizing tale.

Rome

A History in Seven Sackings

Author: Matthew Kneale

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501191101

Category: History

Page: 432

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"Kneale's account is a masterpiece of pacing and suspense. Characters from the city's history spring to life in his hands." —The Sunday Times (London) Novelist and historian Matthew Kneale, a longtime resident of Rome, tells the story of the Eternal City—from the early Roman Republic through the Renaissance and the Reformation to Mussolini and the German occupation in World War Two—through pivotal moments that defined its history. Rome, the Eternal City. It is a hugely popular tourist destination with a rich history, famed for such sites as the Colosseum, the Forum, the Pantheon, St. Peter’s, and the Vatican. In no other city is history as present as it is in Rome. Today visitors can stand on bridges that Julius Caesar and Cicero crossed; walk around temples in the footsteps of emperors; visit churches from the earliest days of Christianity. This is all the more remarkable considering what the city has endured over the centuries. It has been ravaged by fires, floods, earthquakes, and—most of all—by roving armies. These have invaded repeatedly, from ancient times to as recently as 1943. Many times Romans have shrugged off catastrophe and remade their city anew. Matthew Kneale uses seven of these crisis moments to create a powerful and captivating account of Rome’s extraordinary history. He paints portraits of the city before each assault, describing what it looked like, felt like, smelled like and how Romans, both rich and poor, lived their everyday lives. He shows how the attacks transformed Rome—sometimes for the better. With drama and humor he brings to life the city of Augustus, of Michelangelo and Bernini, of Garibaldi and Mussolini, and of popes both saintly and very worldly. He shows how Rome became the chaotic and wondrous place it is today. Rome: A History in Seven Sackings offers a unique look at a truly remarkable city.

Metamorphoses

Memoirs of a Life in Medicine

Author: William G. Anlyan

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822333784

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 229

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Dr. William Anlyan's career has spanned a period of extraordinary change in the practice of medicine. One of the leading figures in American academic medicine, Anlyan chronicles those transformations--and his role in them--in this forthright memoir. Born in Alexandria, Egypt, and schooled in the British tradition, Anlyan attended Yale University as an undergraduate and medical student before completing an internship and surgical residency at the relatively unknown medical school at Duke University. Anlyan then commenced an extraordinary career of service to Duke, first as a surgeon, then in a series of administrative posts at the medical school and hospital, and finally as Chancellor of Duke University. Anlyan describes a series of metamorphoses in his own life, in the world of medicine, in Durham, and at Duke. At the time of his prep school upbringing in Egypt, medicine was a matter of controlling infectious diseases like tuberculosis and polio. As he became an immigrant medical student and then a young surgeon, he observed vast advances in medical practice and changes in the financing of medical care. During his tenure at Duke, Durham transformed from a sleepy mill and tobacco town to the "City of Medicine," a place where patients routinely travel for open-heart surgery, organ transplantation, and cutting-edge treatments for cancer and other diseases. Anlyan's role in this transformation is manifest: he restructured the medical school and hospital, hired outstanding administrators, reworked the medical curriculum to better prepare students for a lifetime of learning, and worked tirelessly to fund modern new buildings to accommodate a world-class health care system. Anyone interested in health care, medical education, and the history of Duke University will find Anlyan's memoir of interest.