Library JournalFor an insider's picture of Italy during World War II, try Eric Newby's Love and War in the Apennines (Lonely Planet. 1999. ISBN 0-86442-765-4. pap. $12.95), a memoir of his experiences as an escaped prisoner of war in Italy; Anglo-American Iris Origo's inspiring and humane War in Val D'Orcia: An Italian War Diary, 1943-1944 (Godine. 1984. ISBN 0-87923-476-8. pap. $14.95), when she and her Italian land-owning husband protected the peasants and villagers living near them in Tuscany; and Naples '44 by Norman Lewis (Carroll & Graf. Feb. 2005. ISBN 0-7867-1438-7. pap. $12), who came to Italy as an intelligence officer and grew to love the challenging, contradictory country. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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This is our FAVORITE book on Italy (except our own - Rome the Second Time and Modern Rome)... It's a stunning "diary" by an extremely literate person of WWII coming through her farm in Tuscany. We give it to everyone we know who is travelling to Tuscany. Don't miss it.