Todo in Tuscany

Todo in Tuscany : the dog at the villa

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A dream house in Tuscany . . . and a dog named Todo.

Todo had been waiting at Poggiolino since his mistress died over two years before. The house lay empty and neglected and yet he wouldn't leave. He seemed to know that someday the right people would come along and make it a home again.

Louise and Lawrence weren't thinking of buying the very first house they looked at in Tuscany. In fact, their plans to move from London were barely formed . . . but there was something enchanting about the dog waiting at the gates. If they were honest, they wanted Todo - the scruffy dog with the huge grin - as much as they wanted the house.

With Todo as their faithful companion they began to restore Poggiolino to life, unlocking her secrets and giving Todo, their beloved dog, a second chance.

A heart-warming memoir of moving country, making a new life and coming home.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 148 x 226 x 30mm | 474g
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1x8pp colour inset
  • 1444708279
  • 9781444708271
  • 854,276

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'if you love Italy, dogs, or both, this book is a must-read.' * Bleeding Espresso * 'A touching and truthful memoir.' * Italia! * a warm, affectionate and inspirational account of an extraordinary dog who broke down cultural barriers and became the key to happiness. * Lancashire Evening News * 'a touching story' * Sunday Times * 'This was a joy to read and I didn't want to put it down. Full of humour and touching in places it takes you on Louise and Lawrence's journey to new beginnings . . . Loved it, it should be made into a film!' * What Good To Do (5 stars) * 'The story is so vivid and eloquently written that it is impossible not to share the laughter, joy, embarrassment, anxiety, and tears that Louise and Lawrence experience in the first few years of moving to Italy. This enchanting book is worth a place in anyone's library but it is a must for dog lovers and Italiaphiles.' * London Dog Forum *
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About Louise Badger

Louise Badger and Lawrence Kershaw were both born in the UK, but Louise spent her childhood in Australia while Lawrence grew up in Liverpool. They met through a shared love of music and were married in 1987. They have run a music agency for over a decade and divide their time between London and a small village near Lucca.
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53 ratings
4.15 out of 5 stars
5 45% (24)
4 36% (19)
3 11% (6)
2 4% (2)
1 4% (2)
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