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Alumna Hovey, Alumnus Franchini publish

New books by two HWS graduates are now available at the College Store.

“Tenacious,” by Benjamin C. Hovey '66, published by Expansion Scientifique Francaise, Paris, is the true story of Marion Clignet of Silver Spring, Md., a former bicycle messenger who battles epilepsy while pursuing competitive bicycle racing at the highest levels, including medals in the Barcelona and Atlanta Olympic games and a world record.

“Karen Brown's Italy 2006: Itineraries and Bed & Breakfasts,” by Nicole Franchini '81, explores “agriturismo,” bed-and-breakfast Italian country style, which is relatively new in that nation.

Accommodations vary from simple farmhouses to noble country villas, all promising unusual and memorable stays. It is a superb way to interact directly with Italians, experiencing their way of life as a participant rather than just an observer.

Franchini has two more volumes in that series in the works: “Karen Brown's Italy B&B, 2007: Bed & Breakfasts & Itineraries;” and “Karen Brown's Tuscany & Umbria, 2007: Exceptional Places to Stay & Itineraries.” Both are due out later this year.