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Just to let those who might be interested know - two new books on Tuscany: my father's book "Rossano - Valley in Flames" is to be re-published by Pen and Sword next month [September 2011].My own book, "SAS in Tuscany" , also from Pen and Sword, ha

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 14:32

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Answer to: Books on Tuscany
Wed, 08/31/2011 - 11:49

Anne, Thank you. It is a story that, I believe, should always be remembered. Hope that you find it interesting. Regards Brian

Answer to: Books on Tuscany
Wed, 08/31/2011 - 11:45

Paolo, I too have only wood stoves in the winter, and it gets very cold sometimes! But then, perhaps we are all too used to central heating these days. Keep in touch, and no doubt one day we will meet. Auguri Brian

Answer to: Books on Tuscany
Mon, 08/29/2011 - 11:06

Paolo, Nice to hear from you. Yes, "Rossano, Valley in Flames" is the same book as my father wrote many years ago. The original version was in Italian, and was called: "Vallata in Fiamme", which he wrote under the pseudonym of Lewis Ross. The publishers wanted to "update" the title, so we included both names in the title. There are some extra bits in it, but essentially the story is the same. My book deals with three SAS operations in the area, and the involvement in them of the Italian partisans and the contadini. It is written with the benefit of the passage of time, i.e. many previously secret files are now open, including my father's reports to No 1 Special Force in Florence. You are right that the country has changed - particularly on the Borgo Taro side of the mountains. However, I am lucky to have my father's old wartime maps, and many of the original paths can still be used. I am back in Rossano next week. If you are about, do let me know. Brian