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One woman's story of finding beauty and herself - and a practical guide to living a better life, the Italian way!

Kamin Mohammadi, a magazine editor in London, should have been on top of the world. But after heartbreak and loneliness, the stress of her 'dream life' was ruining her physical and mental health. Gifted a ticket to freedom - a redundancy package and the offer of a friend's apartment in Florence - Kamin took a giant leap. It did not take her long to notice how differently her new Italian neighbours approached life: enjoying themselves, taking their time to eat and drink, taking their lives at a deliberately slower pace.

Filled with wonderful characters - from the local bartender/barista who becomes her love adviser to the plumbers who fix her heating and teach her to make pasta al pomodoro - here is a mantra for savouring the beauty and colour of every day that Italians have followed for generations, a guide to the slow life for busy people, a story of finding love (and self-love) in unlikely places and an evocative account of a year living an Italian life.

©2018 Kamin Mohammadi (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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  • Kate Lord Brown
  • 06-30-18

The Good Life

If you've ever dreamt of escaping to Italy, or having the time to discover what really makes life worth living, this is the book for you - beautifully narrated by the author, too.

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  • Zebra Karma
  • 05-28-18

Mostly very good

I’ve deducted a star because of the preachy and long-winded epilogue about food and exercise regime. “Bella Figura is not a diet...” - surely no one thought it was? Although the book is a tad more Bridget Jones Diary than it needed to be. Still a diverting read though.

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  • Christopher
  • 05-13-18

Not really much about the Bella Figura

I was dissapointed, mainly because I expected more of an insight into the Bella Figura.
It was basically a story about a ladys time in Florence.
OK but I thought it was going to be different to a host of comparable books available.