Under the Tuscan sunBMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7465.579-a (Published 02 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:579
- Kevin Barraclough, general practitioner
- 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.
Holidays do not come naturally to me and …