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Thin Paths

(2011)
Journeys in and around an Italian Mountain Village
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You come across the shell of a ruined house. It could be anywhere in southern Europe where people once lived and then moved away because there was no work to hold them there. You might find things scattered in the empty rooms: a bread oven, a broken spade, earthenware jars that still hold the pungent scent of olive oil; even clothes left hanging in a cupboard, a silent clock on a shelf, a picture cut from a newspaper pinned on a wall. The house is remote, but it is surrounded by a tracery of thin paths. One path goes steeply down to a village; others zigzag their way to scattered huts and stone shelters, to caves where you could hide in times of danger and to unexpected lookout points from where you could watch the approach of animals or human intruders. Julia Blackburn and her husband moved to a little house in the mountains of northern Italy in 1999. She arrived as a stranger speaking no Italian, but a series of events brought her close to the old people of the village. They began to



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Hardback Editions

July 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: Thin Paths: Journeys in and around an Italian Mountain Village
Author(s): Julia Blackburn
ISBN: 0-224-09068-2 / 978-0-224-09068-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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Paperback Editions

July 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Thin Paths: Journeys in and around an Italian Mountain Village
Author(s): Julia Blackburn
ISBN: 0-09-954942-5 / 978-0-09-954942-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Kindle Editions

December 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Thin Paths: Journeys in and around an Italian Mountain Village
Author(s): Julia Blackburn
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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