Naples '44: An Intelligence Officer in the Italian Labyrinth (Paperback)
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Naples '44: An Intelligence Officer in the Italian Labyrinth (Paperback)

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Norman Lewis arrives in war-torn Naples as an intelligence officer in 1944. The starving population has devoured all the tropical fish in the aquarium, respectable women have been driven to prostitution and the black market is king. Lewis finds little to admire in his fellow soldiers, but gains sustenance from the extraordinary vivacity of the Italians. There is the lawyer who earns his living bringing a touch of Roman class to funerals, the gynaecologist who "specializes in the restoration of lost virginity" and the widowed housewife who times her British lover against the clock. "Were I given the chance to be born again," writes Lewis, "Italy would be the country of my choice."

Publisher: Eland Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9780907871729
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 245 g
Dimensions: 220 x 140 x 14 mm
Edition: New edition

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“Naples by Norman Lewis”

An excellent piece of writing by someone who worked in his role as a British Intelligence officer in Naples during WW2 with humanity and understanding of the Italian people. Reading it brought home to me again the... More

Paperback edition
21st September 2016
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“Travel writing at its best”

Lewis's diary, on the foundation of his character and principles, and his astonishment at the conditions around him, is a beautiful, funny, harrowing study of the human condition. Please read it. It is now on my... More

Paperback edition
20th March 2014
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