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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

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.  (more…)

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