I'm trying to find this font or something similar as its really perfect for what I'm needing.. I'm looking for a cursive font, clear and italic many thanks! James
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this one is close (but not 100% matchs) for the font on the picture
FF Atma Serif Italic
It's rather like a Baskerville. Baskerville was an eighteenth-century English designer, so there are hundreds of variants now.
This one is Linotype's:
You might also look at a Bodoni, which has the unlooped w and splayed y. Bodoni was also an eighteenth-century designer (Italian, though) so again there are hundreds of variants. Most have a marked difference between "thicks" and "thins", which isn't so apparent in your example.
Here's Linotype's again: