About this book
A moving account of the history, landscape and people of a remote village high in the Ligurian mountains in Italy. Now in paperback, it was shortlisted for the 2011 Costa Biography Award. When Blackburn and her husband moved to a little house in the region, the people there began to tell them their personal stories. 'Impossible to forget... beautiful and deeply humane' "Sunday Times"
The author and her husband moved to a little house in the mountains of northern Italy in 1999. She arrived as a stranger but a series of events brought her close to the old people of the village and they began to tell her their stories.