CLARE PEDRICK is a British journalist who studied Italian at Cambridge University before becoming a reporter. She went on to work as the Rome correspondent for the Washington Post and as European Editor of an international features agency. She still lives in Italy with her husband, whom she met in the village where she bought her house.
Audiobook version of Chickens Eat Pasta released, read by Colleen MacMahon
You can listen to a sample and/or purchase the audiobook on https://tinyurl.com/yde9cstq
Royalties donated to Italy earthquake victims
I am donating one month's royalties of Chickens Eat Pasta: Escape to Umbria to the fund for the earthquake that struck this part of central Italy on August 24 2016 with massive loss of life and destruction. The money will go to the Italian Red Cross, one of the first relief organizations to respond and which continues to provide on-the-ground emergency care. Please support this work by buying a copy of Chickens Eat Pasta before the end of September. These people have lost everything and they need your help.
First book review:
This is a lovely book about an unplanned adventure in one of the world's most romantic places. It is beautifully written with charm, intelligence and humour and I found it hugely evocative of both time and place. It has the narrative pace of a novel - with some challenging time shifts to stop the reader getting lazy! - but the heart and painful honesty of a genuinely true story. I loved it.
by Colleen MacMahon
In September 2015, less than 2 months after publication, Chickens Eat Pasta goes for a reprint!
In February 2016, less than 6 months after publication, Chickens Eat Pasta goes for a second reprint!
Finalist in book award
In February 2016, Chickens Eat Pasta is nominated as a finalist in the Wishing Shelf book award (adult non-fiction category).
To read the story behind Chickens Eat Pasta and life in this beautiful part of Italy, visit this blog: http://chickenseatpasta.wordpress.com