Under the Tuscan sun

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 02 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:579
  1. Kevin Barraclough, general practitioner
  1. Painswick, Gloucestershire

    The heat in Tuscany is quite unlike that in England. In England, no matter how hot the day, there is always that hint of a chill—the merest echo that warns that summer is short and that winter, loaded with the passage of time, is not far away. Here the heat is like a blanket. It wraps away the anxieties of life in a cocoon of enforced idleness and fatigue.

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