About this book
An essential guide to the strange, sometimes sinister culture of contemporary Italy, now fully updated with chapters on Berlusconi's demise and the 2006 corruption scandal that hit Italian football. This seminal book on Italy at the beginning of the twenty-first century was a phenomenal commercial and critical success in it's earlier incarnations and has sold over 100,000 paperbacks to date.
In 1999, Tobias Jones emigrated to Italy, expecting to discover the pastoral bliss described by centuries of foreign visitors. Instead, he discovered a very different country, besieged by unfathomable terrorism and deep-seated paranoia. This work is Jones' account of his three-year voyage across the Italian peninsula.
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