• "Spot-on - a very accurate, very entertaining and at the same time rather profound book"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Parks is more than just an effortless raconteur playing for laughs...he offers detailed cultural observation, witty yet eagle-eyed, of what makes Italians so Italian"

    The Times
  • "Tim Parks is Italian enough to understand the country, foreign enough to see its peculiarities and talented enough to make them funny without resorting to cliché"

    Daily Express