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10 thoughts on “The Villa Diana: Travels Through Post-war Italy

  1. says:

    The stories about Moorehead s travels around Italy were interesting, but I wanted to know about the Villa Diana itself, the immediate area, the tales of the armies who d based themselves there.The final chapter about Poliziano was the most satisfying, despite him being a decidedly unsatisfying character It was full of history and gossip and I felt I was there.The style of the book wasn t coherent as it was the drawing together of a number of articles essays written for a variety of publications to form this book and I m afraid that the joins really showed It needed , re writing, linking of the tales, stories of the journeys he took It s not like the book was already too long.


  2. says:

    We are lucky in Florence to have a new English Bookshop owner who is passionate about the books he sells and always gives me fantastic recommendations this book The Villa Diana, was written after WW2 by journalist Alan Moorehead whilst he was living in the Villa once lived in by famous Renaissance poet Angelo Poliziano his stories range from the rebuilding of the Monastery of Monte Cassino after it was blown to smithereens by the Allies to the Life of Poliziano himself Every chapter is a delight giving lots of insight into the post war problems in a style thst just makes you want to go on reading it forever Thanks John Werich another great recommendation


  3. says:

    A lovely holiday read about another era.


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