Book: See the Amalfi Coast by Frances M Thompsoncategories: Book, Short Story, Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Italy, Literary Fiction, Amalfi Coast, Naples, Travel, Holiday, Short Stories, Italy Fiction, Travel Fiction
Frances M Thompsonabout this book: See the Amalfi Coast is about Martin, an overweight Yorkshireman who enjoys spending his time moaning or hiding in garden sheds building model aircraft. Martin is a man of simple pleasures - strong cups of tea, listening to free podcasts - but he has long been fascinated by Naples and the Amalfi Coast, a corner of Italy famous for pizza, Pompeii and the mafia. Now his children have grown up and he and his wife have come through his redundancy, it is time for them to take their holiday of a lifetime to see the Amalfi Coast...
But all is not as simple it seems in See the Amalfi Coast and as they explore this dramatic and historic pocket of the world, a number of twists and turns lead both Martin and his wife to question what really makes a "holiday of a lifetime".
About the Author Frances M Thompson is a self-published author from London. She currently travels full-time freelancing as a writer and travel blogger as she and her Australian partner city hop across the world.
Frances on writing See the Amalfi Coast While I am nothing like Martin or his wife - I'm a 31 year old self-published author and blogger from London - many of the sights and sounds the couple experience were things I had the pleasure of enjoying on my first trip to Italy when I was 17. That week exploring the beautiful Amalfi Coast and the noisy city of Naples changed me; I went on to study Italian and it will always be one of my favourite places to visit. It was a joy to relive those memories as I wrote this book.
That said, See the Amalfi Coast is much more than an ode to travel or to Italy. It is an emotive tale that tackles a number of thought provoking issues - life, love, secrets, family and loss.
This short story (40 pages long) I hope, can be enjoyed by travellers and non-travellers, those familiar with Campania and those who are not. It's a story about people and the bonds that tie us to one another through thick and thin.
In many ways, it's also a love story, though you or Martin and his stiff upper lip may not realise it immediately...
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