Sep 21 2012

A lot of people I never heard of led lives so interesting that biographies got written about them…


Random book from a shelf within reach.

“At first the diary was hidden casually among the children’s books in the nursery. Later, as the Germans drew nearer, she buried most of it, apart from the curent pages, in a tin box in the garden, together with propaganda leaflets and her jewellery. Some of the entries were written at night, after the household was in bed; a few while Germans were actually in the house.”


from Iris Origo, Marchesa of Val d’Orcia by Caroline Moorehead, David R. Godine Publisher, 2000

Not Italian herself, but from Long Island.

Makes you wonder about all the unwritten lives.