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Jan Wallace Dickinson has lived and worked between Italy and Australia for more than twenty five years. She has a wide range of commercial and academic experience at all levels, in both countries. Her particular interest is Italian literature and history and she has worked as editor, translator and bookseller. Jan lives in Sydney. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- File Size : 623 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 417 pages
- Publisher : Hybrid Publishers (30 January 2018)
- ASIN : B07N2PLC7S
- Language: : English
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
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Oma L Rose
Italy in WarReviewed in the United States on 30 May 2019
Without first knowing what this book was about, I ordered it because of my interest in Italy. As the words came from the pages into my own memory of WWII when I was a child, the horror of what I learned about that period in history came alive. I could not put the book down and continued reading day after day until the very end. This is a WONDERFUL BOOK and one for our time. It does instruct us how things can happen, even when we do not readily see the threats, motives and intentions of megalomaniacs of our present time. I highly recommend this book! I hope to read more from this author. She manages concise and meaningful detail to create a sense of being at the place and time.
I just loved this bookReviewed in the United States on 28 April 2018
I just loved this book... couldn't put it down. I imagine it took a great deal of research to present such a vivid picture of life in Florence during the Mussolini years and then the German occupation and Jan Wallace Dickinson has done just that. Unforgettable characters, a gripping story and a fascinating and thought-provoking take on historical events make this book a favourite of mine and one I'll re-read. I loved the Australian/Italian connection too!
Florence and Italy during WW2Reviewed in the United States on 12 June 2018
Very little story or characters that is riveting, but much history. The violence on all sides got very old. Realistic and historically accurate, but it was just too long and the relationships were not meaningful to me as a reader.