Chickens Eat Pasta: Escape to Umbria is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability.
Chickens Eat Pasta: Escape to Umbria by Clare Pedrick
Genre: Travel memoir/romance
Tour Dates: 9th - 13th April 2019
Publication Date: 9th April 2015
Publisher - Matador
Formats available: Mobi, Epub or Audiobook (Audible)
Estimated Page Count - 214
Types of post available: Reviews, extracts or limited guest posts and Q&As
Purchase from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chickens-Eat-Pasta-Escape-Umbria/dp/1784623512
Not just another romance, but a story of escapism, coincidences, friendship, luck and most of all... love.
Chickens Eat Pasta is the tale of how a young Englishwoman starts a new life after watching a video showing a chicken eating spaghetti in a mediaeval hill village in central Italy.
“Here I was, 26 years old, alone and numb with boredom at the prospect of a future which until recently had seemed to be just what I wanted.”
Unlike some recent bestsellers, this is not simply an account of a foreigner’s move to Italy, but a love story written from the unusual perspective of both within and outside of the story. As events unfold, the strong storyline carries with it a rich portrayal of Italian life from the inside, with a supporting cast of memorable characters. Along the way, the book explores and captures the warmth and colour of Italy, as well as some of the cultural differences – between England and Italy, but also between regional Italian lifestyles and behaviour. It is a story with a happy ending. The author and her husband are still married, with three children, who love the old house on the hill (now much restored) almost as much as she does.
Chickens Eat Pasta is Clare’s autobiography, and ultimately a love story – with the house itself and with the man that Clare met there and went on to marry. If you yearn for a happy ending, you won’t be disappointed. It’s a story that proves anything is possible if you only try.
About Clare Pedrick
Clare Pedrick is a British journalist who studied Italian at Cambridge University before becoming a reporter. She went on to work as the Rome correspondent for the Washington Post and as European Editor of an international features agency. She still lives in Italy with her husband, whom she met in the village where she bought her house.
Read her blog about life in Umbria here
Blog Tour Schedule
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