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The Villa Diana
Author: Alan Moorehead

ISBN: 9781862548459
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 17 April 2009
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9
Description:
Above Florence, in one of the oldest inhabited parts of Italy, stood the historic 15th century home, Villa Diana. In 1948, respected war correspondent Alan Moorehead moved into the villa, which had survived World War Two despite being occupied by the troops of seven different armies.

In The Villa Diana, Moorhead describes with wit and affection the daily dramas he encountered, surrounded as always by the extreme physical beauty of the region.

About the Author

Alan Moorehead was lionised as the literary man of action: the most celebrated war correspondent of World War II; author of award winning books; star travel writer of The New Yorker; pioneer publicist of wildlife conservation. At the height of his success, his writing suddenly stopped and when, 17 years later, his death was announced, he seemed a heroic figure from the past. His fame as a writer gave him the friendship of Ernest Hemingway, George Bernard Shaw and Field Marshall Montgomery and the courtship and marriage of his beautiful wife Lucy Milner.

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