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The Resource Luigi's freedom ride : a story of curiosity, love, hope and bicycles, Alan Murray

Luigi's freedom ride : a story of curiosity, love, hope and bicycles, Alan Murray

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Luigi's freedom ride : a story of curiosity, love, hope and bicycles
Title
Luigi's freedom ride
Title remainder
a story of curiosity, love, hope and bicycles
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Alan Murray
Title variation
Luigis freedom ride
Title variation remainder
a story of curiosity, love, hope and bicycles.
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Language
eng
Summary
A wholly charming, sweetly funny story of one young good-hearted Italian man. It's about life, bicycles, the joy of the journey and the simple beauty of a life well-lived. It is the small lives, tucked away, that reveal humanity in all its bigness. A charming treat of a novel - as sunny, light and enjoyable as a strawberry gelato eaten in an Italian piazza on a summer's day. Luigi is a young Italian boy growing up in Tuscany in the 1920s, dreaming of cowboys and adventure, when a young Englishman, passing through on his way to Rome, gives him his first bicycle, thus sparking a lifelong passion. When World War II begins, Luigi enlists with the Bersaglieri, the Italian Army Cycling Corps (naturally), before unexpectedly finding himself fighting alongside the Partisans. Despite encountering great sorrow and tragedy, Luigi's zest for life remains undiminished, and his next adventure sees him cycling through the Holy Land, Turkey and Sri Lanka before finding an unexpected home - and an extraordinary surprise - in Australia. An irrepressibly optimistic, sweetly funny story, Luigi's Freedom Ride is about life, bicycles and the joy of the journey - showing how even a small life, lived in the shadow of great events, can be rich in contentment and spirit
Summary
A wholly charming, sweetly funny story of one young good-hearted Italian man. It's about life, bicycles, the joy of the journey and the simple beauty of a life well-lived. It is the small lives, tucked away, that reveal humanity in all its bigness. A charming treat of a novel - as sunny, light and enjoyable as a strawberry gelato eaten in an Italian piazza on a summer's day. Luigi is a young Italian boy growing up in Tuscany in the 1920s, dreaming of cowboys and adventure, when a young Englishman, passing through on his way to Rome, gives him his first bicycle, thus sparking a lifelong passion. When World War II begins, Luigi enlists with the Bersaglieri, the Italian Army Cycling Corps (naturally), before unexpectedly finding himself fighting alongside the Partisans. Despite encountering great sorrow and tragedy, Luigi's zest for life remains undiminished, and his next adventure sees him cycling through the Holy Land, Turkey and Sri Lanka before finding an unexpected home - and an extraordinary surprise - in Australia. An irrepressibly optimistic, sweetly funny story, Luigi's Freedom Ride is about life, bicycles and the joy of the journey - showing how even a small life, lived in the shadow of great events, can be rich in contentment and spirit.
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10416093
Cataloging source
ANL
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1954-
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Murray, Alan
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Bicycling
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Italians
  • Cycling
  • Cyclists
  • Tuscany (Italy)
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a story of curiosity, love, hope and bicycles.
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Luigi's freedom ride : a story of curiosity, love, hope and bicycles, Alan Murray
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volume
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text
Control code
000052455653
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
345 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780732298920
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)869802150
Label
Luigi's freedom ride : a story of curiosity, love, hope and bicycles, Alan Murray
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052455653
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
345 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780732298920
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)869802150

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