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War in Val D'Orcia

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The author, an Anglo-American married to an Italian landowner in 1924, found herself raising a family during the civil war and foreign invasion in the remote Tuscan countryside. This diary, written in secret at night, is a moving personal testimony and a compelling masterpiece of reporting by a gifted writer which records her efforts to keep her household and sixty orphans together and save a rural community from annihilation. It is a story of confusion and bewilderment as a peasant society is confronted by disaster when, in the space of a few months, a whole way of life is changed completely beyond recognition. It is also a story of tragedy and suffering, of individual courage, generosity and heroism.

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Author(s):
Origo, Iris
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0749004231
ISBN-13:
9780749004231
Number of pages:
291
Publisher:
Allison & Busby

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The author, an Anglo-American married to an Italian landowner in 1924, found herself raising a family during the civil war and foreign invasion in the remote Tuscan countryside. This diary, written in secret at night, is a moving personal testimony and a compelling masterpiece of reporting by a gifted writer which records her efforts to keep her household and sixty orphans together and save a rural community from annihilation. It is a story of confusion and bewilderment as a peasant society is confronted by disaster when, in the space of a few months, a whole way of life is changed completely beyond recognition. It is also a story of tragedy and suffering, of individual courage, generosity and heroism.

Author(s):
Origo, Iris
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0749004231
ISBN-13:
9780749004231
Number of pages:
291
Publisher:
Allison & Busby

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