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In love and war [text(large print)]

Preston, Alex, 1979-2015
Large Print
A tale of love, heroism and resistance set against the stunning backdrop of 1930s Florence, this novel weaves fact and fiction to create a thrilling portrait of a man swept up in the chaos of war. Desperate to prove himself to his politician father, Esmond Lowndes is sent to Italy to forge ties between the British Union of Fascists and Mussolini's government. He is also escaping the disgrace of a scandalous love affair. In Florence, he discovers art and passion amongst eccentric expatriates and glamorous locals. But with the coming of war, he leaves his past behind and joins the Florentine resistance. He falls in love with a fellow freedom fighter and together they take on the malevolent Mario Carita, head of the Fascist secret police.
Main title:
Rearsby : Clipper Large Print, 2015.
400 pages (large print)
Standard print edition originally published: London: Faber & Faber, 2014.
9781471286728 (pbk)
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