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A Florence Diary

Written by Diana Athill

Published November 05, 2016 | ISBN 9781487002213

Cover of A Florence Diary

Regular price $16.95 CAD

80 pages | 7.00 in × 5.00 in
Digital Format

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About this book

A Florence Diary

Diana Athill

A recently discovered gem from the bestselling author of Somewhere Towards the End, A Florence Diary is the charming and vivacious account of Athill’s travels to post-war Florence.

In August 1947, Diana Athill travelled to Florence by the Golden Arrow train for a two-week holiday with her cousin Pen. In this playful diary of that trip, delightfully illustrated with photographs of the period, 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.

About the Author

Diana Athill

Diana Athill is one of the UK's bestselling and best-loved authors. She lives in London, England.

Awards and Praise
What could be a casual tour of Italy describing its spoils is actually a meditation on female friendship, war, and the rebuilding of the self. It's the ideal book for this moment in time, and she's the ideal writer to show us what survival looks like.