TLS - A need to testify

TLS - A need to testify

Iris Origo died in 1988, aged eighty-five. Almost thirty years later, Pushkin Press are printing a hitherto unpublished diary, together with a selection of her other Italian books, some no longer in print.

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Sunday Herald Life - Chronicle of fearful times

Iris Origo's life (1902-1988) contained two significant changes in direction. She was born in England but, after falling in love with an Italian marchese she settled in Italy. When her adopted homeland was engulfed by war she refocused her writing, turning from biographies of other people (Byron's daughter Allegra, Giacomo Leopardi) to an account about herself and those around her...

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Côté Sud - Paysage engagé

Côté Sud - Paysage engagé

Au sud de Sienne, le Val D’Orcia abrite La Foce, chef-d’œuvre d’équilibre du paysagiste anglais Cecil Ross Pinset. Un jardin associé au Dopolavoro, un restaurant où l'on déguste les produits de ce paysage...

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Ville e Giardini - Tra campi e crete

Ville e Giardini - Tra campi e crete

Villa La Foce nel 2017 si è aggiudicata, meritatamente, il Premio di Parco privato più bello d’Italia, titolo che premia sia la sua bellezza originaria sia la cura con cui questa è stata, ed è, preservata dalla proprietà...

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The Telegraph Magazine - In enemy territory

The Telegraph Magazine - In enemy territory

Published 70 years ago, War in Val d'Orcia, British-born aristocrat Iris Origo's account of life in Italy during the Second World War, is one ofthe most cherished war diaries in history. Until now however, her earlier diary...

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The Daily Telegraph - Plain tales from the Tuscan hills

Honest-eyed. Very blue-eyed. She's clean and picks her feet up;' was Virginia Woolf's enigmatic verdict on Iris Origo when they met in the mid-Thirties. What did she mean? Origo was then a clever and elegant, if somewhat aloof, young woman, the daughter of a wealthy American and his aristocratic Anglo-Irish wife...

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La Nazione - Il parco più bello d'Italia è nel senese

Il migliore parco privato dello Stivale? Si trova a Chianciano. Questo è il verdetto emesso dal comitato scientifico del premio "Il Parco più bello d'Italia". Il giardino sempre impeccabile di Villa La Foce, uno dei primi biglietti da visita per chi arriva in Valdorcia...

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Financial Times - The Slow Lane: The art of bridging divides

One of the strangest, most surreal moments in War in Val d’Orcia, Iris Origo’s diary of 1943-44, occurs when the Anglo-American writer, married to a Tuscan aristocrat, meets a German archaeological expert called Heydenreich, in charge of protecting Tuscan art treasures. He tells her how Piero della Francesca’s “Resurrection” was taken away from San Sepolcro in a lorry, which then stopped at Arezzo as that town was being bombed; a bomb landed close to the lorry but failed to explode.

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The Guardian - A Chill in the air: An Italian War Diary

The best diaries ofthe second world war were written by women, and this is no paradox. Their observation and analysis of events around them deepened with the idea that they were living through a crucial rnoment in history that they felt a duty to record...

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Le Figaro - Chez les heureux du monde

Non loin de Montepulciano, à quelque soixante kilomètres au sud de Sienne, face à la masse sombre d'un volcan endormi, La Foce fascine par la beauté éblouissante de ses jardins, la grandeur du paysagequi l'entoure, et l'istoire romanesque qui l'a façonnée.

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La Foce in the NYTimes! We are so proud of it!

Echoes of History at a Tuscan Estate

Iris Origo was a 22-year-old newlywed Anglo-American heiress — as rich, brilliant and innocent as a Henry James heroine — when she and her husband, an Italian nobleman, decided to buy La Foce.

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