First edition: 2004
Date read: June 2006
Plot summary (from the back cover): He was an intrepid Australian author fast approaching forty. She was a fading beauty from the sixties. They first met on the Internet and together would spend one unforgettable summer travelling from Milan to Rome. Only one thing stood in the way of perfect love… Sophia was a scooter.
Opinion/Comments: Have you ever wondered how would it be like travelling across Italy on a 60’s Vespa? Well, I hadn’t until I read this book.
Now all I want to do is to buy a Vespa and to travel all around Italy with it. I, just like Peter did before writing the book, want to inmerse myself in their culture by eating their food, enjoying the scenery, and meeting the locals.
Setting aside my personal dreams and ambitions, I would like to say that not only did I “enjoy” the trip with Peter, but also I laughed with him. Very few times have I found people who are fun and terrific storytellers at the same time.
Personal rating: 10/10