Italian peasants in the 1920s

Iris Origo and her husband bought an estate in Val d’Orcia, which was 3500 of parched eroded acres with 25 poverty-stricken farms:

In a dark airless little room they found an old man dying and a woman giving birth in the same bed.

Tessa Hadley The Italianness of it all London Review of Books 24th May 2018 p19

Chris

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