Thursday, March 11, 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Lowell Lecture: Frances Mayes

Frances Mayes has always adored houses, and when she saw Bramasole, a neglected, 200 year old Tuscan farmhouse, it was love at first sight.  Out of that instant infatuation have come four marvelous and hugely popular books: Under the Tuscan Sun, Bella Tuscany, In Tuscany, and Bringing Tuscany Home: Sensuous Style From the Heart of Italy.  Her next book, due out in March, 2010, is Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian Life, about Tuscan seasons and Mayes’ reflections on her Italian life.  This free talk, taking place Thursday, March 11 in the Rabb Auditorium of the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street in Boston, beginning at 6 pm, is part of the BPL’s Lowell Lecture Series, generously sponsored by the Lowell Institute.  A book sale and author signing will follow the lecture.