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The Surprise of Cremona by Edith Templeton

The Surprise of Cremona by Edith Templeton

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The Surprise of Cremona

by Edith Templeton

Readers Book Club, 1955, black and white plates, black and white photographs, hardcover, dust-jacket

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing to edges and corners, no inscriptions, dust-jacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, chipping, creasing and small tears, small part missing at top spine (see photographs)

"Here is an engaging, sensitive and wholly delightful picture of a holiday spent in Northern Italy by a gifted and witty novelist.  Edith Templeton has a quick eye for the unusual and yet significant.
It is a holiday in itself to read these impressions of an amiable and intensely observant writer who lights up every scene with a shaft of wit or penetrating comment, whether describing the pleasures of eating artichokes, the horrors of hotels with confort moderne, the attentions Italian men pay to unescorted foreign ladies; whether discussing Virgil, Byron, Goethe, Correggio or Raphael, or comparing Romanesque with baroque architecture, or just admiring the Emilian landscape.
Whether or not readers have visited Italy, readers will delight in this sunny corner of it in Edith Templeton's exhilarating company."


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