Is anyone having a go at the Story of San Michele, by Axel Munthe (died 11 February 1949, according to Wikipedia)?
I remember reading and enjoying it years ago. There are PDFs and OCR-ed versions available here - http://archive.org/details/storyofsanmichel005356mbp
- but they suffer from the usual defects.
If no-one is trying it I might have a go myself.....