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Chicken’s Eat Pasta by Clare Pedrick #Review #Autobiography #Giveaway #BlogTour

Chickens Eat Pasta: Escape to Umbria

My Review:

This is an autobiographical story, describing how watching a video of chickens eating pasta really was inspirational in encouraging a twenty-six year old journalist to give up her job, her home and life in England to travel to Italy to live in a small, close knit community restoring a home she has purchased there.

I admit that I don’t usually select autobiographical texts to read but I really enjoyed this one! It is packed with anecdotes, funny encounters, great characters and love. The support from the locals and Clare’s developing relationships with them are heartwarming and give an insight into living in the heart of the Italian countryside with the different cultural expectations and resultant experiences. There’s romance, tragedy and life experiences in this amazing account. It had me laughing out loud at times and almost crying at others. It is an emotional story with love at its heart and a fantastic tale to escape into, I loved reading it!

I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.


Not just another romance, but a story of escapism, coincidences, friendship, luck and most of all… love.

Chickens Eat Pasta is the tale of how a young Englishwoman starts a new life after watching a video showing a chicken eating spaghetti in a mediaeval hill village in central Italy.

“Here I was, 26 years old, alone and numb with boredom at the prospect of a future which until recently had seemed to be just what I wanted.”

Unlike some recent bestsellers, this is not simply an account of a foreigner’s move to Italy, but a love story written from the unusual perspective of both within and outside of the story. As events unfold, the strong storyline carries with it a rich portrayal of Italian life from the inside, with a supporting cast of memorable characters. Along the way, the book explores and captures the warmth and colour of Italy, as well as some of the cultural differences – between England and Italy, but also between regional Italian lifestyles and behaviour. It is a story with a happy ending. The author and her husband are still married, with three children, who love the old house on the hill (now much restored) almost as much as she does.

Chickens Eat Pasta is Clare’s autobiography, and ultimately a love story – with the house itself and with the man that Clare met there and went on to marry. If you yearn for a happy ending, you won’t be disappointed. It’s a story that proves anything is possible if you only try.

Purchase Links

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chickens-Eat-Pasta-Escape-Umbria-ebook/dp/B012GZXOPY

US – https://www.amazon.com/Chickens-Eat-Pasta-Escape-Umbria-ebook/dp/B012GZXOPY

UK Audiobook  – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chickens-Eat-Pasta/dp/B07BYLZX3X

US Audiobook – https://www.amazon.com/Chickens-Eat-Pasta/dp/B07CBJRG9C

About Clare Pedrick

Clare Pedrick is a British journalist who studied Italian at Cambridge University before becoming a reporter. She went on to work as the Rome correspondent for the Washington Post and as European Editor of an international features agency. She still lives in Italy with her husband, whom she met in the village where she bought her house.

You can follow Clare on her Facebook Book Page, her own Facebook page and on Twitter.

Read her blog about life in Umbria here


Giveaway to Win an audiobook copy of Chickens Eat Pasta (Open Internationally)

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One comment on “Chicken’s Eat Pasta by Clare Pedrick #Review #Autobiography #Giveaway #BlogTour

  1. carhicks
    April 10, 2019

    I really enjoyed this story.


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