CAROLINE MOOREHEAD on A BOLD AND DANGEROUS FAMILY: THE ROSSELLIS AND THE FIGHT AGAINST MUSSOLINI

‘Expertly alternating vivid domestic detail with lucid exposition of the gradual evolution of totalitarianism , Caroline Moorehead allows her readers not only to know but also to feel how it was to endure fascist oppression …it feels like the book she was born to write.’  Lucy Hughes-Hallett in The Guardian.

Caroline Moorehead has researched the letters and papers of a Florentine family, the Rossellis, who resisted Mussolini’s fascist ruthlessness and thuggery from the 1920s until his death in 1945.

She is the authors of many biographies (Sidney Bernstein, Freya Stark, Bertrand Russell, Iris Origo , Martha Gellhorn) and has twice spoke at the Savile  about A TRAIN IN WINTER , the story of French women resistance fighters in WW2 who were deported to Auschwicz, and VILLAGE OF SECRETS about resistance to the Nazis in Vichy France.

Chairman- Alex Larman