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Love and War in the Apennines by Eric Newby
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Aug 09, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: travel, memoir, italy
Read in October, 2007

This is one of those times when I wish you could give a book 3.67 stars...very interesting description of life in Italian mountain villages during WWII, the villagers' relationship with Newby--an escaped English war prisoner, and Newby's thoughts about war, soldiering, etc. etc. Written about 30 years after the war, it still feels very immediate. The immediacy is what makes it so affecting. There are places, though, where the descriptions went a bit overboard--I quite enjoyed War in the Apennines, Love in the Apennines was less enthralling--who'd have guessed?

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