Publication Date: 03/02/2022 ISBN: 9781783787425 Category:

A Florence Diary

Diana Athill

Publisher: Granta Books
Publication Date: 03/02/2022 ISBN: 9781783787425 Category:
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In August 1947, Diana Athill travelled to Florence by the Golden Arrow train for a two-week holiday with her good friend Pen. In this playful diary of that trip, Athill recorded her observations and adventures – eating with (and paid for by) the hopeful men they meet on their travels, admiring architectural sights, sampling delicious pastries, eking out their budget and getting into scrapes.

Written with an arresting immediacy and infused with an exhilarating joie de vivre, A Florence Diary is a bright, colourful evocation of a time long lost, and a vibrant portrait of a city that will be deliciously familiar to any contemporary traveller.

Publisher Review

'The vivid intensity and Athill's joy at being young and alive and abroad make [A Florence Diary] perfect for travellers of any age' - Daily Mail 'A short, sweet account of Diana Athill's 1947 trip to Florence in which the venerable writer turns her gimlet gaze on everything from Florentine pastries to dull, fellow British tourists. The perfect stocking filler for armchair travellers' - Best Non Fiction of 2016, Metro

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