The Bicycle Thief and the German Wife

Available in papercopy and ebook from:
  1. The Village Bookshop, Greystones. Co. Wicklow
  2. Dubray Bookshop, Dun Laoghaire, Bray and Grafton St. branches
  3. Eamon’s Bookshop, Sandycove. Co. Dublin
  4. Other selected Irish bookshops to follow
  5. (ebook only)
  6. (papercopy and ebook)
  7. (papercopy and ebook)
  8. Contact Valentina Conti, Affinitá Elettive, or
  9. Order from any bookshop in Italy (qualsiasi libreria in italia)
  10. Contact Paul directly on

Book Launch June 13th The Bicycle Thief and the German Wife

Presentazione del libro (versione inglese): Ancona, April 4th; Fano, April 5th.

Launch dates/locations

Ancona launch: Teatro delle Muse, Thursday, April 4th, 6pm


Fano launch: Mediateca Montanari (MeMo), Friday, April 5th, 5pm


The book will be of particular interest to general history readers and also to scuole superiori teachers and students – especially those interested in languages and history. Paul welcomes the opportunity to discuss the book – together with an Irish perspective on Italy and its history – with students and teachers this Autumn.

Paul is a regular speaker in the Marche and Ireland on topics of literary, cultural and work importance. See About for more details.

Book description

Extract from the book Introduction – by Eric Haywood, Associate Professor and Head of Italian Studies (emeritus), University College Dublin, Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia

Opening chapter (English)

Primo capitolo (Italiano)