I’m late today as I had an online lesson this morning, then spent a couple of hours preparing our new easy reader for publication.
This one’s a B2 (upper-intermediate) level, so probably on the hard side if you’re just starting out with Italian.
But ideal for all you old hands!
It’s called ‘Caravaggio nei vicoli di Roma‘.
A ‘vicolo’ is an alley, or alleyway I suppose.
Anyway, here’s the blurb from our online shop:
Caravaggio’s in jail again, drunk as a lord and facing charges for throwing a plate of artichokes at a waiter…
ROMA, 1604 – Carceri dello Stato Pontificio
“Ancora lui? Ma come…?!”, il comandante delle guardie non crede alle sue orecchie.
La giovane guardia cerca di giustificarsi: “Comandante, noi abbiamo cercato di…”
“Non abbastanza! Com’è possibile che sia sempre qui?”
Il comandante si passa una mano sugli occhi, sospira: “Questo mese sarà già la quinta volta…”
As usual, there’s a free sample chapter (.pdf), which also has the link to the audio for the entire story.
And if you like this material, the full version is on offer this week at just £5.99.
‘Caravaggio’ is part of our ‘day in the life of‘ series, which now has stories about moments from the lives of seven famous people.
N.b. The blue ones are ‘parallel texts’, which have an English translation, but no audio.
The red ones are ‘easy readers’, like Caravaggio, and so have audio but no translation.
Which is better?
That depends on how you like to learn. Personally I think the audio is invaluable, but some people really value the chance to compare the Italian and English versions line by line.
What about if big names from history aren’t your thing?
So check out our catalog, which lists all of our original ebooks in level order, complete with the prices, links to the free sample chapters, and links to the relevant page in the shop.