Enter to Win a FREE Signed Copy of Dianne Hales’s La Bella Lingua: My Love Affair with Italian, the World’s Most Enchanting Language

April 21, 2010 at 3:45 pm 1 comment

For a limited time, enter to win a FREE Signed Copy of Dianne Hales’s La Bella Lingua.  To enter contest, click here.

Centuries before there was an Italy, there was Italian. Its roots date back thousands of years to the volgare, the street Latin of ancient Rome. Italian’s storia—a word that translates both as “history” and “story”—is a rich, juicy, dramatic saga virtually unknown outside of Italy. La Bella Lingua tells the adventurous tale of how Italian became Italian and follows its path through the realms of history, art, literature, manners, music, cooking, cinema and, of course, amore.

Since the publication of La Bella Lingua, Dianne Hales has been giving talks on Italy and Italian throughout the United States and Canada. Recent talks include Columbia University/Barnard College, California State University, Chico and Rutgers University. 

“Although the title may lead one to believe it deals solely with language, La Bella Lingua touches on much more. Dianne Hales, the author, writes about the history, art, music, folklore, cuisine and the every-day lives of the Italian people. She does so in an engaging manner that totally draws in the reader with, wisdom, astute observation and, always, humor. My colleagues and fellow members of the Italian Teachers Association of Central New York, a chapter of the American Association of the Teachers of Italian have heartily embraced the book recommending it to our students and friends.”
–Alfred J. Valentini, Adjunct Professor of Italian at Utica College, Vice President/Treasurer Italian Teachers of Central New York

Make La Bella Lingua required reading at your college! For a limited time, Free Copies are available now to college instructors. To order, click here.

For Author Website and a brief clip of one of her presentations, click here:

For a free teacher’s guide, click here.

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  • 1. rina  |  October 9, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Love, love, love the book!


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