Is Italy a united country, or a loose affiliation of warring states?
Is Italian football a sport, or an ill-disguised protraction of ancient enmities?
Tim Parks goes on the road to follow the fortunes of Hellas Verona football club, to pay a different kind of visit to some of the world's most beautiful cities.
This is a highly personal account of one man's relationship with a country, its people and its national sport.
A book that combines the pleasures of travel writing with a profound analysis of one country's mad, mad way of keeping itself entertained.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 464 pages, 30
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 06/03/2003
- Category: Football (Soccer, Association football)
- ISBN: 9780099422679