By: Blackburn, Julia

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Shortlisted for the 2011 Costa Biography Award and the 2012 Royal Society o f Literature Ondaatje Prize Julia Blackburn and her husband moved to a little house in the mountains of northern Italy in 1999. She arrived as a stranger but a series of events b rought her close to the old people of the village and they began to tell he r their stories. Of how their village had been trapped in an archaic feudal system and owned by a local padrone who demanded his share of all they had , of the eruption of the Second World War, of the conflict between the fasc ists and the partisans, of death and fear and hunger of how they hid like l ike foxes in the mountains. 'Write it down for us,' they said, 'because oth erwise it will all be lost.' Thin Pathsis a celebration of the songlines of one place that could be many places and a celebration of the humour and determination of the human spirit.


Author Name: Blackburn, Julia

Categories: Travel Writing,

Publisher: Vintage: 2012

ISBN Number: 0099549425

ISBN Number 13: 9780099549420

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000051031