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Title:Cooking with Fernet Branca (Gerald Samper, #1)
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Europa
ISBN:193337201X
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Number of Pages:288
Category:Fiction, Humor, Italy, Food, British literature

Cooking with Fernet Branca (Gerald Samper, #1) by James Hamilton-Paterson

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Cooking with Fernet Branca (Gerald Samper, #1) Gerald Samper an effete English snob has his own private hilltop in Tuscany where he whiles away his time working as a ghostwriter for celebrities and inventing wholly original culinary concoctions including ice cream made with garlic and the bitter herb based liqueur of the book s title Gerald s idyll is shattered by the arrival of Marta on the run from a crime riddled former soviet republic A series of hilarious misunderstandings brings this odd couple into ever closer and more disastrous proximity .

James Hamilton Paterson s first novel Gerontius won the Whitbread Award He is an acclaimed author of nonfiction books including Seven Tenths Three Miles Down and Playing with Water He currently lives in Italy

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Little more than ten years after the first powered flight aircraft were pressed into service in World War I Nearly forgotten in the war s massive overall death toll some aircrew would die in the combatant nations fledgling air forces br br The romance of aviation had a remarkable grip on the public imagination propaganda focusing on gallant air aces who become national heroes The reality was horribly different em Marked for Death em debunks popular myth to explore the brutal truths of wartime aviation of flimsy planes and unprotected pilots of burning nineteen year olds falling screaming to their deaths of pilots blinded by the entrails of their observers br br James Hamilton Paterson also reveals how four years of war produced profound changes both in the aircraft themselves and in military attitudes and strategy By it was widely accepted that domination of the air above the battlefield was crucial to military success a realization that would change the nature of warfare forever, A wonderful inner journey in the outer light and color of a remote coast uncommonly well written Peter Matthiessen, When we last saw our hero he had taken to his bed in England his beloved home in Tuscany having inexplicably capsized into a ravine As Rancid Pansies opens Samper is recuperating in Sussex at the home of the famous conductor Max Christ when he learns that film rights to his book on Millie Cleat the one armed yachtswoman whose inadvertent hari kari televised on Christmas day gave his book an enormous boost have been sold br br This windfall is sufficient to finance a return to Italy and provide the time to indulge a long suppressed aspiration writing the libretto for an opera if only he can find a suitable subject Before departing the ever gracious Gerald insists on preparing a farewell dinner for Max his family and friends The meal of liver smoothies and field mouse vol au vent is a memory maker and the assembled company s gag reflex is one of heroic proportions br br Back in Italy Gerald discovers that an offhand remark he had made while surveying the wreckage of his house claiming he and his friends were saved by an apparition of the late Princess of Wales has found its way into the Italian newspapers Now religious pilgrims and curious tourists have erected an ad hoc shrine on what is left of his property Annoying to be sure but there is the kernel of a grand idea here Opera requires romance and tragedy right And who more than the People s Princess had such theatrics in super sized quantities And if Princess Diana were to become Saint Diana think of the promotional possibilities the merchandising So fasten your seat belts it s going to be a hilarious journey with some of the most appealing comic characters and sumptuous writing in recent literature, In Britain was the world s leading designer and builder of aircraft a world class achievement that was not mere rhetoric And what aircraft they were The sleek Comet the first jet airliner The awesome delta winged Vulcan an intercontinental bomber that could be thrown about the sky like a fighter The Hawker Hunter the most beautiful fighter jet ever built and the Lightning which could zoom ten miles above the clouds in a couple of minutes and whose pilots rated flying it as better than sex br br How did Britain so lose the plot that today there is not a single aircraft manufacturer of any significance in the country What became of the great industry of de Havilland or Handley Page And what was it like to be alive in that marvellous post war moment when innovative new British aircraft made their debut and pilots were the rock stars of the age br br James Hamilton Paterson captures that season of glory in a compelling book that fuses his own memories of being a schoolboy plane spotter with a ruefully realistic history of British decline its loss of self confidence and power It is the story of great and charismatic machines and the men who flew them heroes such as Bill Waterton Neville Duke John Derry and Bill Beaumont who took inconceivable risks so that we could fly without a second thought