It’s not often I get to publish true stories, especially ones that have been crafted into page-turning fiction. But after I picked up Beneath a Scarlet Sky and read into the wee hours, I was absorbed and amazed by the story of Italy’s Pino Lella, an unsung hero of the Second World War, and felt compelled to publish this one. The tale of a man pushed headlong into the horrors of war at the tender age of seventeen is timeless and inspiring.
I’m not sure I would ever be as brave as Pino, and I’m so honoured to share his story with you. But ultimately my feelings are superseded by my hope that Beneath a Scarlet Sky will be a ‘stay up all night to read’ book that you will not soon forget.
- Danielle Marshall, Editor