Cities are like people … some are packed with character, and others less so.
The city of Naples in Italy is a character, one that can raise you to heaven or leave you in despair. Johann Goethe was ecstatic; Mark Twain fairly grumpy; Shirley Hazzard inspired; and Elena Ferrante fierce and irresistible. Now, published in 2016, here’s Katherine Wilson whose style goes straight to the heart of the city.
Cookery books heap in my kitchen cupboard. Some carry the scars of years of service whilst others have slipped to the back of the pile – lost and unused. But ‘bitten.’ by Sarah Graham is at the top and it’s only been with me a year.