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A minute with Peter Lucantoni Professional Learning and Development Manager, Cambridge University Press

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Where do you live?
In Nicosia with family

What did you have for breakfast?
Banana with yoghurt and plenty of coffee

Describe your perfect day
Gym followed by a healthy breakfast, followed by a walk on the beach (preferably accompanied by a dog, as well as people!), fish lunch overlooking the sea, relaxing afternoon reading (preferably on the beach), delicious dinner with red wine, overlooking the sea. A perfect day needs to involve delicious food (and red wine)

Best book ever read?
Difficult question because I’ve read so many, but one which I’ve read several times over the years is The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco. It was his debut novel and of course since then Eco has become very popular and famous. The historical setting along with the detective storyline is perfect for me

Best childhood memory?

Flying to Italy for the first time with my parents and two sisters, when I was about eight years old I think

What is always in your fridge?
Chocolate, and milk

What music are you listening to in the car at the moment?
Sometimes I listen to the radio, but usually I listen to Spotify so it’s either my own playlist or something random. My music tastes are very eclectic so I’m happy listening to most types of music

What’s your spirit animal?
I’m a dog lover – always have been

What are you most proud of?
My and my family’s achievements

What movie scene has really stayed with you?
My favourite movie is the Godfather (first one) and I love the wedding scene at the beginning – the music is very special and the dancing and singing are so atmospheric and emotive

If you could pick anyone at all (alive or dead) to go out for the evening with, who would it be?
My football hero, Eric Cantona

If you could time travel when/where would you go?
Back in time to when my Italian ancestors were alive, obviously to Italy, to talk to them and find out more about them

What is your greatest fear?
Not seeing my children and grandchildren grow up healthily

What would you say to your 18-year-old self?
Don’t do it!

Name the one thing that would stop you dating someone.

I think I’m a bit too old for dating … 😊 But if it ever happened, I would steer clear of anyone who is racist/sexist/homophobic/etc

If the world is ending in 24 hours what would you do?
Gather my family together and eat a delicious meal … with red wine of course


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