Boston: David R. Godine Publisher, 1984. Second edition. Hardcover. Clean, tight 8vo, 239pp. Near Fine / near fine. Item #17570
"...a look into the daily life of non-combatant villagers who unexpectedly found themselves pitched into the middle of a terrible and long-drawn-out battle they could barely understand." A classic of World War II in its first American edition of an incredibly brave Anglo-American Marchesa and her Italian land owner husband who kept their farm functioning while war threatened. They somehow managed to protect their peasants, save refugee children, and help escaped Allied prisoners. Beautifully written. Scarce.