The true story of a Tuscan murder…

“For reasons not understood by my husband’s family, Grandpa Artemio’s death was never investigated. It
was not reported to the police, nor did Bruna Bruni, Artemio’s wife, ever demand justice. How could
that be possible, I asked my mother-in-law ? mafia? ‘No, no, you don’t understand,’ she answered.
‘Things were different in the mountains one hundred years ago’. Lisa Clifford

When Australian author and journalist Lisa Clifford moved to Florence to be with her Italian husband, an unsolved murder in his family became part of her life. The more Lisa found out about it, the more intrigued she became ? so much so that she was driven to investigate the tragic events of a century ago.

Death in the Mountains is Lisa’s brilliant recreation of the life and death of Artemio Bruni, and an evocation of the world of the Tuscan mountains in the early 20th century. It is both a murder mystery and a beautifully observed picture of a lost Italy.

ArtViva is extremely excited to announce they will be hosting a book signing by famous author Lisa Clifford. Meet Lisa, hear in her words her experience, and have the chance to recieve your very own signed copy.

Stay tuned for more information-each day this week we will be announcing an array of international artists, writers and aristocrats who will be coming exclusively to ArtViva for our Cultural Festival. We are honored to be the only agency in Florence offering this sort of cultural program! For more information, please visit us here!

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