6 Literary Spots in Rome

Rome’s influence on literature has been perennial. From the time of Ovid and Virgil to the Anglo-Saxon influx of writers such as Charles Dickens, Henry James, Nathaniel Hawthorne and young John Keats, all the way up to the more recent time of Alberto Moravia and Carlo Emilio Gadda, Rome has captured the imagination and thoughts of many great writers.

Brunetti’s Cookbook Review

Bookstores, Italian Food & Italy Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore? ~ Henry Ward Beecher ~ I would add to that, “as in front of Italian food.” Most people will probably arrive at Brunetti’s Cookbook because they are already fans of Donna Leon’s Guido Brunetti mysteries series. As a reader who is … Read more

Book Review: Machu My Picchu by Iris Bahr

Book Review: Machu My Picchu, Searching for Sex, Sanity, and a Soul Mate in South America by Iris Bahr [easyazon_image align=”left” height=”160″ identifier=”0762772778″ locale=”US” src=”https://www.travelbelles.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/41Ex5mumTPL.SL160.jpg” tag=”tbelles-20″ width=”108″]I guess I should mention this upfront and get it off my chest. I’m a little bit prudish. There, I said it and I feel better. Maybe it’s my strict … Read more