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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 03/07/2014
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A tale of love, heroism and resistance set against the stunning backdrop of 1930s Florence, In Love and War weaves fact and fiction to create a thrilling portrait of a man swept up in the chaos of war. Desperate to prove himself to his politician father, Esmond Lowndes is sent to Italy to forge ties between the British Union of Fascists and Mussolini's government. He is also escaping the disgrace of a scandalous love affair. In Florence, he discovers art and passion amongst eccentric expatriates and glamorous locals. But with the coming of war, he leaves his past behind and joins the Florentine resistance. He falls in love with a fellow freedom fighter and together they take on the malevolent Mario Carita, head of the Fascist secret police. Esmond is at the centre of assassination plots, shoot-outs and car chases, culminating in a final mission of extraordinary daring. A novel of art and letters, of bawdy raconteurs and dashing spies, In Love and War takes you deep into the hidden heart of history. It is a tale both epic and intimate, harrowing and life-affirming.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571279456
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 531 g
Dimensions: 240 x 161 x 29 mm

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“In Love and War”

Esmond goes to Florence at the behest of his family, ready to spread the Fascist word and strengthen links between Mussolini's Italy and the Fascist movement in the UK.

But being away from his family and the... More

Hardback edition
31st July 2014
Helpful? Upvote 35

“Florence at war”

This is a book of two tales - most obviousy that of Esmond Lowndes, but also the story of the city of Florence from 1937 to 1944.
Esmond is a fictional character, the son of a keen member of Moseley's British... More

Hardback edition
31st July 2014
Helpful? Upvote 14

“Great read but maybe not for the prudish”

This was a slow burner for me but the tale of a English school boy sent to make good by running a facist radio station in 1930's Florence had me gripped by the end.

What starts of as the story of a carefree and... More

Hardback edition
6th July 2014
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