Personggi italini is bilingual and contains 18 biographies ranging from Poppea to Anna Magnani.
So far, I've worked my way through the first six chapters - just finished Amerigo Vespucci and about to start on Lucrezia Borgia.
When I get stuck, which is often the case at this early stage, I glance at the German pages and although they are not literal translations they invariably point me in the right direction.
And so it is that I work my way through an Italian book.
Attenti alle streghe!
My copy of Roald Dahl's Le streghe is beyond my compass at the moment. It is not a bilingual edition.
But one fine day, before the daffodils reappear, I will certainly manage to read it.
And on that day I will be so much the wiser and so much the wickeder.
Formula 86 e la metamorfosi! will be mine.
You have been warned!