One Italian Summer

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One Italian Summer

One Italian Summer

Across the world and back in search of the good life

By: Pip Williams

audio performed by: Felicity Jurd
genre: Biography - Nonfiction/Memoir
publication date:09/15/2021


One Italian Summer is a warm, funny and poignant story of a family’s search for a better way of living, in the homes and on the farms of strangers.

Pip and Shannon dreamed of living the good life. They wanted to slow down, grow their own food and spend more time with the people they love. But jobs and responsibilities got in the way – their chooks died, their fruit rotted and Pip ended up depressed and in therapy. So they did the only reasonable thing – they quit their jobs, pulled the children out of school and went searching for la dolce vita in Italy.

Pip sleeps in a woodshed, feasts under a Tuscan sun, works like a tractor in Calabria and, eventually, finds her dream – though it’s not at all the one she expected.