In 1983, a pale Annie Hawes and her equally pale sister leave England for the sun-drenched olive groves of a small Italian town in Liguria. With fantasies of handsome tanned men and swimming in the sea urging them on, they are hired to work for ten weeks to graft roses -- of which they have little knowledge -- along the Italian Riviera, board and lodging included.But none of the men seem to be under forty, and Ligurians have particular ideas abou...
By Annie Hawes
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (April 2002)
Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.8 x 8 inches
Amazon Rank: 1021535
Format: PDF ePub TXT book
My family is actually from a small village in Liguria - not Diano San Pietro, but pretty close - and this memoir made me feel right at home again! Granted, when this story began in 1983, I was a mere 2 years old, and comfortably living in the United