An enchanting memoir of one English girl's wartime adventures—so true to life you cannot help but fall in love with Italy alongside her
When Lucy Addey became one of the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) Girls in Khaki, she hardly imagined that she would end up eating ice cream a stone's throw from the Roman forum. Her story is of a love affair with the Italian landscape and its people. Yet her Italy is not without its adventures, from her erstwhile admirer and would-be archaeologist Jimmy gifting her a landmine to be used as coffee table, to her harrowing journeys through the Italian countryside revealing Nazi atrocities against the men and women who had bravely sheltered Allied soldiers. Lucy's incredible resilience and indomitable sense of fun runs like a golden thread throughout the book. It is impossible not to get caught up in her stories of humor and tragedy, and not to fall in love with her Italy.
|Publisher:||The History Press|
|Product dimensions:||4.80(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.30(d)|
About the Author
Lucy Addey joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service during World War II and spent much of her wartime service in Italy. She continues to be involved with charities to alleviate the suffering of those affected by the war in Italy. Max Hastings is the former editor-in-chief is the Daily Telegraph and the Evening Standard. He has won many prizes both for journalism and for his books, most recently the 2012 Chicago Pritzker Library's $100,000 literary award for his contribution to military history. His books include Catastrophe 1914 and Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945. Mary Hodge is a family friend of Lucy Addey's.