Best quotes from Bringing Tuscany Home: Sensuous Style From the Heart of Italy

By Frances Mayes, Edward Mayes, Steven Rothfeld

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Although I am a person who expected to be rooted in one spot forever, as it has turned out I love having the memories of living in many places.

At Bramasole, the first secret spot that draws me outside is a stump and board bench on a high terrace overlooking the lake and valley. Before I sit down, I must bang the board against a tree to knock off all the ants. Then I'm happy. With a stunted oak tree for shelter and a never-ending view, I am hidden. No one knows where I am. The nine-year-old's thrill of the hideout under the hydrangea comes back: My mother is calling me and I am not answering.


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