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A Milanese author

As I related in a previous article, I came away from a bancarella of second hand books  in Milan with a volume by Giovanni Testori in my hand. “A Milanese author”, the bancarellista had simply told me. So who was Giovanni Testori? Giovanni…
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The Milanese “bancarelle”

If you are a booklover, one of your first culture shocks on transferring to Milan from the UK, as I did more decades ago than I like to count, is discovering that the cosy second hand bookstore you used to find in any medium-sized British town…