My Italian Adventures
When Lucy Addey became one of the 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 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 soliders. 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 humour and tragedy, and not to fall in love with her Italy.
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