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Last updated November 23, 2015

An Englishman in Italy

Publishing a book about my trials and tribulations of living in Italy with my Sicilian wife and my trusty English / Italian dictionary

An Englishman in Italy

Publishing a book about my trials and tribulations of living in Italy with my Sicilian wife and my trusty English / Italian dictionary

€291
pledged of €4,500pledged of €4,500 goal
12
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, November 23 2015 2:03 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 23, 2015

About

Ten years ago I persuaded an Italian waitress to marry me. During our engagement she made it very clear she would never return to Italy. Two short years later, against her better judgement we moved to Italy.

My little book of madness gives you a peek into the  hysterical life of an Englishman living in Italy with his Sicilian wife and his trusty English / Italian dictionary. The book begins with how I met my wife, the amazing event that convinced her she should marry me, trying to move my furniture from the UK to Italy with the help of my dad and his walking stick and the utter madness of living in Italy.

I have also included over twenty five authentic Italian recipes as cooked by my wife and eaten by me.

The Book
The Book
The beginning
The beginning

I hope you will back my project so that I can turn my dream into a reality. 

Some of your funding will pay for an editor to go through my book to remove my fantastic spelling mistakes and to tidy it up. 

Here is a little taster of the book. I was standing in a little village post office in Sicily when a little old Sicilian woman entered the post office with a rather large parcel....

The Post Office
The Post Office

Rewards.... Writing the book was fun, trying to decided on rewards was much more difficult... I thought long and hard on how to entice you to fund my little project. In the end I decided what would I enjoy the most, hence the invite to the book launch.

The book launch will be at the famous San Carlo Bar in Casale Monferrato. The place where I spent a wonderful afternoon watching one Italian lady secure her bicycle lock around the wrong bicycle. I  had to order another drink from Salvatore, I really needed to watch the chaos  that was bound to happen when the other cyclist returned and found her bike had been chained by somebody else to the bicycle rack.

The Wonderful San Carlo Bar
The Wonderful San Carlo Bar

I have also organised some special postcards to be sent to you. because I know you won't all be able to come to the Book Launch at the San Carlo Bar in Casale Monferrato Italy.

My Thank you postcard
My Thank you postcard

 A personal e-mail message and a THANK YOU postcard.

The ultimate reward will be just huge fun. 

The infernot in the cantina
The infernot in the cantina
The restaurant at Marco's Cantina
The restaurant at Marco's Cantina

Come and stay for a weekend at my house in the country, I will take you on a guided trip to Marco Bellero's Cantina and show you his underground wine storage room, (hand carved out of the stone) plus we will dine on his fantastic Piemontese food. We will also go to the Bar San Carlo and enjoy an aperitif and see the sights of the area.

Mario the Pizza Man
Mario the Pizza Man

Giulia my wife's little niece, sketched Mario the Pizza Man for chapter one. We are turning this into a limited edition of 50 art prints. Each print will be numbered and signed. Using the finest material available,.

So please, help me to raise enough money to publish my book and who knows, maybe next year I will try Kickstart again for the sequel 'How to find work in Italy or a warning to other immigrants'.

Grazie & Ciao

Peter

Risks and challenges

The book is finished. The main challenges are making sure the editing is completed professionally and on time.

It is also important to ensure the rewards are dispatched on time.

The E book is ready to go.

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    Pledge €5 or more About $6

    Get the warm fuzzy feeling that comes from knowing you helped to publish the book AND a personalised thank you e-mail, plus you name will be added to the THANK YOU page on my website www.englishmaninitaly.org

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    Be one of the first in the world to receive a first edition copy of An Englishman in Italy.... and it will be signed.

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    Don't be just a reader, have your name listed in the acknowledgments in the book, so people far and wide will learn of your generosity and good taste.

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    Pledge €75 or more About $83

    This is a really special pledge.

    Giulia my fourteen year old niece created 8 hand drawn illustrations for the book. A limited edition of 50 art prints 10"x10" will be printed of Mario the Pizza man, each print will be numbered and signed.

    Be one of the first in the world to receive a first edition copy of An Englishman in Italy.... and it will be signed. Your name listed in the acknowledgments, so people far and wide will learn of your generosity and good taste.

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    Pledge €100 or more About $111

    Are you in Italy in January? Do you want to come to the book launch? The reward for this pledge is a personal invite to the book launch and I will happily hand you a drink.

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    Pledge €1,000 or more About $1,102

    Are you in Italy in 2016?

    Come and spend a long weekend in my farmhouse, I will take you to the famous San Carlo Bar (featured in the book) to meet the locals, we will also spend an evening dining at my favourite cantina. The date/month can be changed to suit your travel plans

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