Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter

Well, it would appear that you can actually judge a book by its cover. The only reason I picked this one up was because of the picture of the Ligurian village of Manarola on the front. I visited the Cinque Terre the year before last and of course seeing it again brought back some beautiful... Continue Reading →

Decameron, by Boccaccio

‘Beginneth here the book called Decameron … wherein are contained one hundred novels told in ten days by seven ladies and three young men.’ Written between 1349 and 1351, Decameron is a collection of, not novels per se, but short stories, which taken together form a complete tale. Translated from the volgare – the vernacular... Continue Reading →

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