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The Case of the Sleeping Beauty

Richard Walmsley

Inspector Beppe Stancato, newly appointed commissario in the town of Pescara, in Abruzzo, just prior to the earthquake which struck the mountain capital city of L'Aquila in 2009. The intriguing plot has many twists and turns, leading to a tense climax. The story is laced with humour and exalts the spectacular scenery and cuisine of this region of Central Italy.

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The Peasants of Abruzzo

Roberta Scipioni Ball

The year is 1910. Fifty years after Italy’s unification. The southern regions remain destitute, the peasants left with nothing. Living in the remote mountains of Abruzzo, Anselmo Scipioni knows he can either risk starvation or emigrate to America like millions of others.

My Italian Country Chidhood

Aldo Zilli

A heart-warming story of a chef’s journey from the hills of Abruzzo to the heart of Soho. Aldo Zilli has been a major player in the world of celebrity chefs, appearing regularly on both television and radio as presenter and chef for four decades