Back to home page - News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop

News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop

not-for-profit - a workers'co-op - committed to social justice | 96 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4HY - 0151 708 7270

The Dark Heart of Italy

by Tobias Jones - £9.99  Faber & Faber (2013)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780571302932 | ISBN 10: 0571302939

In 1999 Tobias Jones emigrated to Italy, expecting to discover the pastoral bliss described by centuries of foreign visitors. Instead, he discovered a country riven by skulduggery, where crime is scarcely ever met with punishment. This book is his account of a three-year voyage across the Italian peninsula.
In this new and updated edition, Jones offers in-depth analysis of the recent triumphs and crimes of Italian football: a World Cup victory shadowed by the discovery of endemic corruption in Serie A. He returns to previous haunts - to parliament, prisons and courtrooms - to pick up the threads of previous investigations, and inevitably discovers surreal new ones. And he looks back on the Berlusconi era, weighing changes in the media and the economy, as well as in his own perceptions of Italy’s extraordinary qualities and quirks.

(Price & availability last checked: February 2020)

This website can't tell you if we have this book in the shop or not - to ask, phone us or use the enquiry link below. (We can order most books within 7-10 days, subject to availability.)

In booklists: Italy,
In categories: World - Europe,

© News From Nowhere Co-operative Ltd IP24524R 2004-2024 | Privacy policy | Contact | return to top of page