Hopping on the Virtual Vespa

Jane Bwye hosts author Katharine Johnson who guides us around Tuscany and in particular the town of Lucca.. Both her books, The Secret and The Silence are set in the region.. so hop on Jane’s Virtual Vespa and enjoy.

Jane Bwye

We’re in for another treat today. This series on settings for books is becoming more and more interesting, as I welcome back my friend and fellow “Cat”, Katherine Johnson. Sit back and enjoy!

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I’ve written two books set in Tuscany – The Silence which was published last year and The Secret which has just been published (June 1st).

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I chose Tuscany as a setting for my Villa Leonida novels because of its beauty, the remote mountain villages and their multi-layered history. There are so many lovely areas in Tuscany and I wouldn’t want to claim any is better than another because they’re all amazing in different ways.

But some of the region’s best kept secrets lie far away from the art cities and Chiantishire. It seemed appropriate to set The Silence and The Secret in one of these lesser-known locations.

I had in mind the Lucca province…

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