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              The Hero's Way: Walking with Garibaldi from Rome to Ravenna

              The Hero's Way: Walking with Garibaldi from Rome to Ravenna (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Parks, Tim

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              This is a widely appealing idea for a travel/history book from the bestselling author of Italian Ways, in which Tim follows the hair-raising journey of Garibaldi, revolutionary and future architect of a united Italy, 250-miles on foot from Rome to Ravenna across the Appenines, to... look at Italy past and present.In the summer of 1849 Giuseppe Garibaldi, legendary hero of guerrilla wars in South America, and future architect of a united Italy, was finally forced to concede defeat in his defence of a revolutionary Roman republic. After holding the city for four long months against overwhelming foreign forces, it was clear that the only surrender could prevent slaughter and destruction at the hands of a huge French army. But Garibaldi was determined to turn defeat into moral victory. On the evening of July 2 he led 4000 men out of the city to continue the struggle for national independence elsewhere. Hounded by both French and Austrian armies, constantly changing direction and often marching at night, he crossed the mountainous Appenines and after endless skirmishes and adventures arrived in Ravenna on August 2 with just 250 survivors. Despite a well-advanced pregnancy, his Brazilian wife Anita insisted on accompanying him and by the time the group commandeered fishing boats on the Adriatic coast in an attempt to reach the revolutionary republic of Venice, which was still holding out against the Austrians, she was seriously ill. When the boats were intercepted by the Austrian navy and forced to beach, Anita died and had to be hurriedly buried in a shallow grave. Garibaldi's companions split up. Most were rounded up and executed, but the hero himself escaped, travelling back across Italy in disguise until he could finally embark from Genova, first for Africa, then the USA. Ten years later, his revolutionary campaign in Sicily would be the catalyst that brought about the unification of Italy.
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              ISBN 9781787302167
              Released NZ 24 Aug 2021
              Publisher Vintage
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Hero's Way: Walking with Garibaldi from Rome to Ravenna

              The Hero's Way: Walking with Garibaldi from Rome to Ravenna (Hardback)

              By Parks, Tim

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              Bestselling author of Italian Ways Tim Parks follows the hair-raising journey of Italian revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi, 250-miles on foot from Rome to Ravenna, to look at Italy past and present. In the summer of 1849, Garibaldi, legendary hero of guerrilla wars in South Americ...a and future architect of a united Italy, was finally forced to concede defeat in his defence of a revolutionary Roman republic. After holding the besieged city for four long months, it was clear that only surrender could prevent slaughter and destruction at the hands of a huge French army. But Garibaldi was determined to turn defeat into moral victory. On the evening of 2 July, riding alongside his heavily pregnant wife Anita, he led 4,000 men out of the city to continue the struggle for national independence elsewhere. Hounded by both French and Austrian armies, they crossed the mountainous Appenines and after endless skirmishes and adventures arrived in Ravenna on 2 August with just 250 survivours. The group commandeered fishing boats on the Adriatic coast in an attempt to reach the revolutionary republic of Venice, but were intercepted by the Austrian navy. Anita was seriously ill. Garibaldi's companions split up. Most were rounded up and executed, but the hero himself escaped, travelling back across Italy in disguise until he could finally embark from Genova, first for Africa, then the USA. Ten years later, his revolutionary campaign in Sicily would be the catalyst that brought about the unification of Italy. With his partner Eleonora, Tim Parks follows their arduous journey in the summer of 2019, in a fascinating portrait of Italy past and present.
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              ISBN 9781787302150
              Released NZ 3 Aug 2021
              Publisher Vintage
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Passions

              Passions (Hardback)

              By Leopardi, Giacomo; Translated by Parks, Tim

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              The extraordinary quality of Giacomo Leopardi's writing and the innovative nature of his thought were never fully recognized in his lifetime. Thise volume offers an introduction to Leopardi's arguments and insights, as well as a glimpse of the concerns of philosophers to come, am...ong them Nietzche, Dostoevsky, Wittgenstein, Gadda, and Becket.
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              ISBN 9780300186338
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2014
              Publisher Yale University Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series World Republic of Letters (Yale)
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              Thomas and Mary: A Love Story

              Thomas and Mary: A Love Story (Paperback)

              By Parks, Tim

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              Thomas and Mary have been married for thirty years. They have two children, a dog, a house in the suburbs. But after years of drifting apart, things - finally - come to a head. This title recounts what happens when youthful devotion has long given way to dog walking, separate bed... times, and tensions over who left the fridge door open.
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              ISBN 9781784702007
              Released NZ 30 Jan 2017
              Publisher Vintage
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              Pen in Hand: Reading, Rereading and other Mysteries
               

              Pen in Hand: Reading, Rereading and other Mysteries (Hardback)

              By Parks, Tim

              After delighting us with his novels and many volumes of non-fiction, Tim Parks - who is not only an acclaimed author and a translator, but also a celebrated literary essayist - gives us a book to enjoy, savour and, most importantly, reread.

              ISBN 9781846884573
              Released NZ 5 Aug 2019
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              Mimi's Ghost
               

              Mimi's Ghost (Paperback)

              By Parks, Tim

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              Morris Duckworth can't get over Mimi. But maybe he should have thought of that before he murdered her and married her sister. Now Mimi's back as a ghost, and she seems to be suggesting the way to redemption for Morris. And if anybody should get in his charitable way, then so much... the worse for them.
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              ISBN 9780099572602
              Released NZ 15 Jul 2014
              Publisher Vintage
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              Where I'm Reading From: The Changing World of Books

              Where I'm Reading From: The Changing World of Books (Paperback)

              By Parks, Tim

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              Should you finish every book you start? How has your family influenced the way you read? What is literary style? How is the Nobel Prize like the World Cup? This collection of provocative pieces tells what readers want from books and how to look at the literature we encounter in a... new light.
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              ISBN 9781784701796
              Released NZ 4 Jan 2016
              Publisher Vintage
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              Cara Massimina

              Cara Massimina (Paperback)

              By Parks, Tim

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              Bored and broke, Morris Duckworth, an English teacher in Verona, stumbles on a plan for financial salvation - to marry Massimina, one of his lovelier students. And if his intentions are frustrated by a suspicious, conservative family, is it any fault of his that the girl chooses ...to elope?
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              ISBN 9780099572626
              Released NZ 15 Jul 2014
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              A Literary Tour of Italy
               

              A Literary Tour of Italy (Hardback)

              By Parks, Tim

              Tim Parks - who was described in a recent review as one of the best living writers of English - has delighted audiences around the world with his finely observed writing on all aspects of Italian life and customs. This volume contains a selection of his best essays on the literat...ure of his adopted country.
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              ISBN 9781846883521
              Released NZ 29 Jul 2015
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              Indian Nocturne
               

              Indian Nocturne (Paperback, Main)

              By Tabucchi, Antonio; Translated by Parks, Tim

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              Amid the backstreets, brothels and faded hotels of Bombay, Madras and the old Portuguese port of Goa, a man searches for his lost friend. Xavier has been missing for a year, and the only clues to his disappearance lie with an overworked doctor, a young prostitute and the leader o...f a strange religious order.
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              ISBN 9780857869432
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2013
              Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
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