Tag Archives: Val d’Orcia

2 November 2015

There’s huge excitement in CdP. At first it was all a secret: someone’s plough had hit something hard and, lo and behold!, a hole had opened up and there was an Etruscan tomb down there. Briefly, no one would say where. … Continue reading

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21 October 2014

  We’ve been doing festivals: the Internazionale Festival in lovely, civilised Ferrara; and the film festival in sweaty, antagonistic Rome. The former was great, as usual; the latter was, well, slightly motley. The respective settings may have helped determine my attitude, but … Continue reading

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7 July 2014

   I used to get annoyed with my mother when, in the last years of her life, she would look at me wistfully when I had only just arrived to visit and say “oh, it’s so sad, you’ll be gone … Continue reading

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