FLORENCE - a delicate case.
London, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2002. 1st edition. Hard cover with dust jacket, 18,5cmx11,5cm, Fine copy. Jacket design: William Webb. Set in Linotype Sabon, designed by Jan Tschichold. With street map of Florence on end papers and notes for further reading. The author writes: 'Florence is the only European city I can think of whose most famous citizens, at least in the last 150 years or so, have all been foreigners'. This narrative considers the appeal of Florence to figures as diverse as Tchaikovsky, E. M. Forster, Ronald Fairbank, Mary McCarthy, Mrs Keppel (mistress to King Edward VII) and Henry Labouchere. A fascinating and lively account of expatriate life in Florence covering such diverse subjects as why the city is a popular destination for suicides and how it is portrayed in famous novels and films like 'A room with a view', 'The portrait of a Lady', and 'Tea with Mussolini'. David Leavitt (born 1961) is an American novelist. 176 + (3) pag.
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