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An evening with Simonetta Agnello Hornby

3rd December 2010 – The Italian Bookshop – 18.45 An evening with Simonetta Agnello Hornby as she discusses her latest novel, La Monaca. We are pleased to announce that the best-selling author, Simonetta Agnello Hornby, will present her latest work, ‘La Monaca’. This remarkable historical novel opens in Messina on 15th August 1839 and follows the protagonist Agata who finds herself…

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Italian events in London: Mistero buffo (Comic mistery play) in Italian by Dario Fo with Mario Pirovano

The Swedish Academy, when it conferred the Nobel Prize for Literature on Dario Fo, motivated thus its choice: “Dario Fo… who emulates the jesters of the Middle Ages in scourging authority and upholding the dignity of the downtrodden… He if anyone merits the epithet of jester in the true meaning of that word. With a blend of laughter and gravity…

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