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  • Chickens Eat Pasta

  • By: Clare Pedrick
  • Narrated by: Colleen MacMahon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Chickens Eat Pasta is the tale of a young Englishwoman who starts a new life after watching a video showing a chicken eating spaghetti in a medieval hill village in central Italy. As events unfold, the strong story portrays a rich Italian life from the inside with a supporting cast of memorable characters. Along the way, the book explores and captures the warmth and color of Italy, as well as, some of the cultural differences between England and Italy and between regional Italian lifestyles and behavior. It's a story that proves anything is possible if you only try. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Into the heart of Umbria

  • By Veronique Charriere on 04-06-18

A story from the heart, beautifully read...

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Reviewed: 29-04-18

I'm not sure I would have been brave enough at 26 to do this! For me, Umbria is the "secret gem" of Italy, beautiful countryside like Tuscany but a more raw beauty, with subsistence farmers and down to earth people. It has so much to see and do as a visitor, though in 80's it was an area less used to tourists! The community adopted the author and her strange english ways, to the heart of a small hilltop village, where she made new friends and a new life. A great listen anytime, but particularly if you have escape on your mind!

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