Today I chatted with a writer friend about how my love affair with Italy started.
Here is the link: https://t.co/wu99ZpQrHq?amp=1 if you would like to read what we spoke about.
This is the invitation that my Italian mother-in-law used to get into a dance organised by the British army who were in Urbino in 1944.
She was not officially invited but tagged along with another young girl and met her future husband: Captain Horace Petch of the 8th Army. He was not supposed to be there either. It was out of bounds for him.
They fell in love and he crossed mine fields to visit and court her. It worked!
Love knows no boundaries. He didn’t speak Italian and she didn’t speak English but they managed 🙂
I used a lot of the stories Mamma (as I call her) when I wrote The Tuscan Secret https://geni.us/B07Q38YX7XCover which I am delighted to say is riding at number one in its Amazon category at the moment. It is only 99 pence for a little while longer.