This Is Not How I Imagined It To Be by Veronica Villano Book Summary:
Veronica Villano was born, an Italian in England, twenty nine years after Gli Azzurri's second World Cup triumph and fifteen years before their third. She's still lives here now, five years after their fourth and is looking forward, eagerly, to their fifth. This short collection comprises eleven sharply observed, poignant and funny poems, written by a passionate and adventurous young woman, as reality began to kick in and ruin it all! Also included are two of the most beautifully written, 'Thanks but no thanks' letters you're ever likely to see......a quietly confiding tone that the reader instantly feels he or she can trust... Christopher Reid, winner of the Costa Book of the Year award, 2009.