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Sunday, 16 January 2011

Sunday Snippet

On evil Tuesday, we take all the furniture and books out of the living room, remove everything from the walls and fireplace. We mark the center of the wall and try to visualise the expanded room. It's the imagination that carries up through the stress of these projects.Soon we will be happy! We'll have lawn chairs on that end of the front terrace and can listen to Brahms or Bird wafting out of the contadina kitchen door.

From chapter 'Sempre Pietra' page 250 of 'Under the Tuscan Sun' by Frances Mayes

I have enjoyed reading this book on and off during the winter. It is fun to dream and adventure with Frances Mayes, to bask in the Tuscan countryside, read and savour the delicious recipes .... imagine eating the resulting dishes and smell the herbs flavouring the food as it cooks!


Dulce said...

That must have been a delicious reading, Aguja!
Thanks again for your beautiful comments amiga :)

Spangle said...

This a very intriguing snippet. I'd love to know more about 'Evil Tuesday'!

steven said...

i've seen this book so many times and never opened it. perhaps this is the time. steven

Style, She Wrote said...

Sounds lovely! Thanks for the recommendation. xo style, she wrote

Olga said...

I love this book. I also love her "Bella Tuscany: The Sweet Life in Italy."
Maybe her books are so interesting because they are personal, like the memoirs. She lived her life first than she wrote a book that nobody commissioned in advance.

Agus said...

Lo tendré en cuenta para un futuro, interesante lectura....

aguja said...

Thank you for your comments.
Dulce - my pleasure.
Agus - te lo recomiendo este libro, porque dentro hay recetas.
Style - it is lovely.
Olga - I agree and the others have been recommended to me. I am glad that it was not commissioned, just written.
Spangle - I shall lend it to you.
Steve - maybe it is the time.