A beautiful meditation on the writers relocation from bustling London to bucolic Florence. It reminded me why I cherish slow living in southern Europe (Taiye Selasi, Guardian) Chosen as Book of the Year by Random Jottings Made redundant from her job, Kamin Mohammadi flees the bleak streets of London for a friends sun-dappled apartment in Florence. There, among the cobbled streets, the bustling, vibrant markets and the majestic palazzos, she finds a new lease of life, and a new way to live it. At once lyrical and practical, Bella Figura shows us how to make every aspect of life as beautiful as it can be. From how to choose the perfectly ripe tomato to how to walk down the street in style, Kamin Mohammadi explores the intricate nuances of Italian culture, and sets down a simple guide to a better, more elegant – and ultimately more satisfying – life.