The Last Supper : A Summer in Italy, Paperback

The Last Supper : A Summer in Italy Paperback

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When prize-winning author Rachel Cusk decides to travel to Italy for a summer with her husband and two young children she has no idea of the trials and wonders that lie in store.

Their journey leads them to both the expected - the Piero della Francesca trail and queues at the Vatican - and the surprising - an amorous Scottish ex-pat and a longing for home - all seen through Cusk's sharp and humane perspective.

Exploring the desire to travel and to escape, art and its inspirations, beauty and ugliness, and the challenge of balancing domestic life with creativity, "The Last Supper" is a wonderful travel book about life on the most famous art trail in the world, from one of Britain's most pre-eminent writers.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Travel writing
  • ISBN: 9780571242573



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You wouldn't have thought it possible to make a three month trip to Italy sound miserable, depressing & vaguely sinister but this succeeds.

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