The Lady in the Palazzo by Marlena de Blasi audiobook

The Lady in the Palazzo: At Home in Umbria

By Marlena de Blasi
Read by Laural Merlington

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200145249

  • ISBN: 9798200145232

  • ISBN: 9798200145256

Runtime: 9.67 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From village feasts and rustic tavernas to ancient piazzas and moonlit balconies, the smells and tastes and sounds and soul of Umbria come alive in bestselling author Marlena de Blasi's evocative memoir. By turns romantic and sensual, joyous and celebratory, touching and humorous, Marlena de Blasi's account of moving with her husband, Fernando, to Orvieto, the largest city in Italy's Umbria, will appeal to anyone who delights in travel and shares the fantasy of beginning a new life in a very different place. It is a tale of the couple's search for the right home-which turns out to be the former ballroom of a fifteenth=-century palazzo-and the right balance in their lives, in this case making friends of cooks, counts, shepherds, and a lone violinist. It is a tale, too, of an American woman finding her niche in a society bound by tradition and seemingly closed to outsiders. With a voice full of wonder, de Blasi brings to life these engagingly quirky people and the aloof, almost daunting society that exists in Umbria. Not since Peter Mayle's A Year in Provence has a writer so convincingly captures the essence of a singular place and created a feast for readers of all stripes. "Vivid writing and an affectionate appreciation of the sounds, scenes and flavors of Italy."—Publishers Weekly

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Merlington's Italian accent is believable as she portrays both haughty aristocrats and simple shepherds. Her pacing is just right, unhurried but not poky; ultimately, the author's fondness for her adopted country shines through. Booklist
“Listeners will enjoy Laural Merlington’s down-to-earth, expert narration…Merlington’s presentation inspires a love of Italy and caresses its language.” AudioFile
“Merlington’s Italian accent is believable as she portrays both haughty aristocrats and simple shepherds. Her pacing is just right, unhurried but not poky; ultimately, the author’s fondness for her adopted country shines through.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Marlena de Blasi

Author Bio: Marlena de Blasi

Marlena de Blasi, who has worked as a chef and food and wine consultant, lives in Italy, where she assembles and conducts gastronomic tours of the various regions. She is the author of three previous memoirs, A Thousand Days in Venice, A Thousand Days in Tuscany, and The Lady in the Palazzo.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 9.67
Audience: Adult
Language: English