The Devils of Rome Made Me Do It!: Jekyll and Hyde's Guide - Culture, Writings and Info on Rome

The Devils of Rome Made Me Do It!: Jekyll and Hyde's Guide - Culture, Writings and Info on Rome

by Jackelin J. Jarvis


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781425161026
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Publication date: 08/11/2010
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

A native Gemini of Springfield, Massachusetts, Jackelin has a grand passion for vintage cartoons, English literature, and of course Dr. Seuss and is a dedicated student in the world of Holistics and apocryphal cures, and had studied Nutrition Science in Springfield. Passionate for foreign lands, she snatched up her broomstick and umbrella and set out to witness the crowned heads of Europe. From here this crazy ingenious book had so quaintly emerged. Jackelin believes there is only one true portal that reaches one's own destiny; through the forest of intuition. Almost a decade in Italy Jackelin is blissed, and surely was European in a past life. She translates and researches for the Museum of the Lucanian People for Lucania Italy. Currently she is composing a screenplay based on the incredible historical discoveries.

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CathleenRose More than 1 year ago
I was looking for an informative book on Rome, Italy for a future travel destination. I came across this book that really grabbed my attention and I just had to buy it. What I found was something quite unique, educational, and fun. The author is originally from the United States which is a plus in my opinion. I am able to see Italy through an American's eyes and perception, recreating the passion that I have for a visit there. The author writes a brief history how her journey began and how she ended up (by fate) to this magical and beautiful country. I felt as though I was seeing Rome and taking this journey with her and the visuals were absolutely amazing. She divides the book into seven parts. First she goes through her personal journey, then Roman history, legends and superstitions. Then she goes on to more in-depth travel tips that cover: transportation, hotels, real estate, shopping, entertainment, dining, food, fairs and festivals. There is even a section on the suburbs of Rome. Jarvis covers all the little "tid bits" that an American or any traveler would not only want to know but needs to know about traveling to a foreign country. Whether it is currency, bathroom facilities, and health information. What I was most impressed to see is a section on authentic recipes and a food glossary. She also has a section on games and testing our knowledge on Italian language and meanings(I loved the part on the Disney characters and translations). The book is also filled with great photos and illustrations. When traveling to Rome, all you need is this book and a good street map. I am thankful for a rare find and look forward to reading anything else from this author. She has a special talent for getting inside a traveler's mind and knows exactly what we need and want.