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LOVE AND WAR IN THE APENNINES

Synopsis

After the Italian Armistice of 1943, Eric Newby escaped from the prison camp in which he'd been held and evaded the German army by hiding in the forests of Fontanellato, in Italy's Po Valley. He was sheltered for three months by an informal network of Italian peasants who fed, supported and nursed him before his eventual recapture. Part travelogue, part escape story and part romance, this is a mesmerising account of the early life of a man who would become one of Britain's best loved literary adventurers.