Misadventures in Tuscany

The Casebook of an Accident-Prone Tourist

by David M. Addison



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/4/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781449078164
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781449078171
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781467005012

About the Book

David M. Addison provides a refreshing, alternative perspective in travel writing.  A bit like Mr Bean on holiday, picking up the wrong piece of luggage at the airport is just the first in a series of misadventures which bedevil the author and his long-suffering wife on this ill-starred trip to Tuscany.  From the lesser-known Lucca, which serves as the epicentre for his disasters, to Pisa and Florence, the author takes the reader not only on a hilarious journey, but also on one of discovery as he lurches from one crisis to the next.

    His frequently toe-curling account of his misadventures with the wrong bag is the link that blows like a gale of laughter throughout this narrative. Yet, for all his bungling, the author is surprisingly knowledgeable about the art, architecture and the history of Florence, Pisa and Lucca - places famous on the tourist map but what attracts his attention in these places is the weird amidst the wonderful, the curious and the quirky details that pass unnoticed by the majority of tourists. 

   In addition to this, the author takes the reader off the beaten track to places most tourists never venture. There are frequent laugh-out-loud moments at his technophobia, his blunders, his brushes with officialdom and those who just happen to cross his path, who either amuse him, intrigue him or as often as not, provoke his irritation. 

     A word of sympathy however, must be mentioned for his long-suffering wife and travelling companion who, amidst all this mayhem, is an innocent and unwitting accomplice.


About the Author

Born a long time ago in a place far, far away even from most other places in Scotland, David M. Addison grew up, at least in the physical sense, and moved away from his native north-east and began travelling the globe, though he does make occasional returns to his native soil to visit old haunts and haunt the old relations who have not disowned him.  This is the fifth book recounting his travels and once again he has been drawn back to Italy for which has a particular fondness. 

For more information on the author and his books visit his website www.davidmaddison.org or http://www.filedby.com/author/david_m_addison/1371971/