I'm Anglo-Italian and live in Turin. My dream has always been to write or paint, but my working life turned out to be completely different!
I am a passionate reader: fiction, non-fiction (politics, economics, and human rights). I love humour, and I am a member of the Slow Food Movement. Having been born into a family with over 80 years of working on the railways, I am interested in railways and railway journeys linked to sustainable tourism.
My primary writing project, a trilogy (I'm editing 1600 pages), has evolved over many years. From the outset, the theme has been deception linked to the morality of the privileged and entitled class in British politics. I am adapting the story to a screenplay for a TV Pilot. I entered a competition last year. Although I only reached the quarter-finals, I received positive feedback on the story idea and the main characters, suggesting that I adapt it for a TV series. Subsequently, I followed a screenwriting course, and I am working on a rewrite of The Silent Russian.
I enjoy cooking for many friends and then consuming good food and wine in pleasant company discussing the day's politics. I frequently take periods of solitude in the nearby Alps, rural Tuscany or a farm in Umbria to concentrate on my writing. The above picture is a view from the farm that includes some olive trees two thousand years old.
I find relaxation and moments of creativity through cooking and preserving seasonal products (jams, marmalade, chutneys, passata, etc.) and the occasional alcoholic concoction!
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