Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Bella Italia!

Today I'm highlighting the work of author Jo Linsdell.  

What could be more romantic than Italy?  The ancient buildings...narrow roads...breathtaking views around every corner...the special Italian light that seems to give everything a golden hue...and the beautiful-too-sexy-too-cool-for-words Italians...well, that's a given.
But, as a tourist, have you ever felt that the phrases you've learned lead to more mockery than communication?  Have you ever stumbled over a too long and most likely too proper sentence to the exasperation of both you and the poor soul you're attempting to talk to?  (And, let's face it, when you're trying to soak up the beauty around you, the last thing you need is aggravation!)  Well, that's where Jo Linsdell's book, Italian for Tourists, comes in handy.

Born and raised in the UK, Jo moved to Rome with her husband in 2001 where they currently live with their two children. The idea for Italian for Tourists came after people told her she should write a book consisting of phrases tourists really need to know.

As a British transplant in Rome, Jo has adapted to the pace and energy of her adopted country.  She's worked in hostels, as a tour guide, taught English as a foreign language and now works full-time as a freelance writer.  When it comes down to knowing what tourists "need to know"....Jo knows and has put all of that knowledge into her book, Italian for Tourists, which is available at amazon.com and at http://www.jolinsdell.com/id2.html.

Be good to yourself!
Article written by Amber Lea Easton


Jan Romes said...

Jo, your book sounds awesome! For those of us that aren't quite wordly, it would be just what we need to get around Italy. My sister-in-law has been there & wishes for me to join her on the next trip. Will check out your book.

Have a great day,

Jan Romes

Amber Lea Easton said...

Thanks for the comment, Jan! Italy is definitely a "must see". Take your sister's advice and go on that next trip--with Jo's book, of course.

Have an excellent day!

Jo Linsdell said...

Wow thanks Jan. I hope you make it to Italy with your sister. You'll love it!

Amber, thanks for posting this. I really appreciate your support.