Project Description

The book sold on the website www.torredellamarchesa.com is a small book that narrates the story of a house in Southern Italy. This house had a lifespan of only two decades and by the time the author, Francesca Simmons, was born, it no longer existed. The remains of the house, however, served as a magical setting for a midsummer play organized for adults when Simmons was around ten years old. The book reflects on memories of visiting Calabria, stories about the author’s grandmother, and the deep connections to the house and its history. Despite the passage of time, many still remember the author’s grandmother for her generosity and high standards. The book, as described by Simmons, focuses on the house and the people who cherished it.

 

 

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