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Hi, I've joined this forum in the hope that I can get some tips. 

As a holiday abroad is out of the question,  I would love to read a book that makes me feel like I'm in Greece,  Italy or anywhere sunny. Just read Under the Italian Sun, but didnt really enjoy it. Any suggestion would be most welcome 

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Hi Gillian!

 

What type of books do you prefer? (thrillers, rom-com etc!)

 

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Obviously it depends on personal taste, but I don't think you could do better than The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim.  

 

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My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell is set on Corfu Island and feels like a wonderful holiday in the sun.

 

Another favourite of mine is A Room With a View  by E.M. Forster set mostly in Florence.

 

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Thanks megustaleer and poppy,  I'm going to look at your suggestions.  I'm open to all genres, so long as there's a little sunshine in between the pages. 

By the way, there's a book due out called Looking for the Durrells next month.  Looks interesting 

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Hi Gillian, do you have any favourite authors?  Lots of crime threads on this site!

 

there are lots of crime thrillers set in Italy - Donna Leon's series set in Venice is good - not too gory and lots of lovely descriptions of food as well!

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Welcome here!

 

 

On 15/07/2021 at 3:33 PM, Madeleine said:

there are lots of crime thrillers set in Italy - Donna Leon's series set in Venice is good - not too gory and lots of lovely descriptions of food as well!

 

I have a few of these on my TBR, glad you'd recommend them :)!

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