Book Reviews of A Tuscan Childhood (Vintage Departures)

A Tuscan Childhood (Vintage Departures)
A Tuscan Childhood - Vintage Departures
Author: Kinta Beevor
ISBN-13: 9780375704260
ISBN-10: 0375704264
Publication Date: 2/8/2000
Pages: 320
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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It at first reads like a boring account of an upper-crust Brit's life in Tuscany. But I hung in there and found it to be a delightful account of a woman's life starting in childhood as she embraces Italian culture. It's viewed through an intellectual and upper class lifestyle, but with sensitive insight into the Italian people and their way of life. Also an interesting insight into the politics and life through the World War and its affects on the landscape, peoples lives and the changes and adaptations to post-war rebuilding of the country. I enjoyed revisiting places I have visited just recently in a trip to Europe and as and Italian-American I enjoyed her descriptive accounts of Italian life.
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personal account of an early 20th C Tuscan upbringing among the privileged.
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A look into the life of Kinta Beevoor; her Italian family and the Tuscan country lifestyle. Her parents married life began in a castle in Tuscany; Kinta & her brother John's childhood were a mix of Italy & boarding school in England. Kinta shares in depth of her life from childhood through adulthood; as well as challenges and struggles her family faced during World War II. Much is said about Italy's place in the war for historical reading. An excellent read.
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I haven't read this book, so I can't rate it. Someone gave it to me.