The Golden Sands of Change

The Golden Sands of Change
Julia Giacomelli
NZ$ 30.00
Our Price:
NZ$ 24.00
h224 x 165mm - 166pg
1 Jul 2022 NZ
Locally sourced in NZ eta 7-15 days
Out Of Stock
Currently no stock in-store, stock is sourced to your order
Julia's story begins in the sixties. Visiting London as a young woman, she meets Franco, a charming Venetian, and they fall in love. After several flights between New Zealand and Italy, and lengthy family discussions, the couple marry and settle on the Lido of Venice. And so Julia's adjustment to married life and the Venetian lifestyle begins amid the challenge of learning not only Italian but also the local dialect. Two daughters soon follow, as do friendships with the locals ' both Italians and expats from a host of countries. Julia immerses herself in Italian culture and language, with often hilarious results. Captivated by her surroundings, Julia develops a deep interest in the rich history of the islands that make up Venice. Every building, every canal, and every island tells a story about the people who settled the Venetian Lagoon over the centuries. Beautiful and vibrant, Venice forms a fascinating background to Julia's life as she raises their bilingual daughters and gradually integrates with the help of her husband, her family, and her friends. Eventually, the family transfers to New Zealand, and now it is Franco and their daughters who have to adjust! Julia and her family return to Italy regularly, keeping their familial and friendship ties strong. The Golden Sands of Change is a tribute, a story about Julia's love for Italy, and her magical experiences while living there and on her frequent visits back.

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