Iris Origo: Marchesa of Val D'Orcia

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Describes the life and accomplishments of Iris Origo, born into high society and married into Italian nobility, focusing on her marriage to Antonio Origo and their resistance to Mussolini's government in World War II.

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This book is not simply the life story of an admirable but formidable grande dame ... It is a history of her world. (Literary Review)

A lucid, informative and interesting biography. (Literary Review)

An admirably perceptive, well-written and and entertaining biography. (The Spectator)

No one would have appreciated better than Iris Origo herself the delicacy, precision and tact with which this book restores her life. (Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year)

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This biography of Iris Origo utilizes unpublished letters, diaries and manuscripts to provide a vivid picture of the life of the most intriguing and attractive women of the twentieth century. It also throws light upon the growth of Fascism in 1920s and 30s Italy.

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