I heard an interview on radio a couple of weeks ago with Marlena De Blasi who was talking about her life in Italy in a little town called Orvieto. This rang a pleasant bell as we spent a little time there over Easter one year and it was one of those places you don't forget easily. It is a medieval village perched on a hill in Umbria.
She was so interesting that I decided to buy her book but on further exploration I discovered it was the third in a series. The first two - A Thousand Days in Venice (my favourite place in the world) and A Thousand Days in Tuscany (pretty special place too).
So as Amazon didn't seem to think the Orvieto one was out yet - I bought the first two.
She is a chef and a traveller and a romantic and is telling the tale of her love affair peppered with images of favourite places and food. What could be better.
I am already half way through the first one.