Eric Newby “Love and War in the Apennines” with James March

by Jeremy Bassetti
Newby Love War Apennines

After the Italian Armistice of 1943, Eric Newby escaped from the prison camp in which he’d been held for a year. A local woman named Wanda, her family, and other anti-fascist sympathizers helped him evade the German army by hiding, feeding, and supporting him in the caves and forests of the Apennine mountains. Newby wrote about his experiences as a prisoner of war and meeting his future wife Wanda in his book Love and War in the Apennines, originally published in 1971.

Joining me to talk about Newby’s Love and War is James March, a freelance writer from Birmingham who has written for publications like Condé Nast Traveler, The Washington Post, and The Telegraph.

This episode is part of Classic Conversations, a series in which I speak with travel writers about their favorite travel books or travel books they’ve been meaning to read.

More Episodes & Support

I hope you enjoyed this episode of the Travel Writing World podcast! Please consider supporting the show with a few dollars a month, less than a cup of coffee, to help keep our show alive and advertisement-free. You can also support the show by leaving a positive review on Apple Podcasts or in your favorite podcasting app, subscribing to the show, and following us on TwitterInstagram. Finally, join the Travel Writing World newsletter to receive your free copy of The Travel Writer’s Guidebook. You will also receive quarterly dispatches & reports with podcast interviews, travel writing resources, & book recommendations. Thanks for your support!

Listen on YouTube

Intro Music

Peach by Daantai (Daantai’s Instagram)

Last Updated on 20 September 2020 by Travel Writing World


Some of the links on this site are affiliate links. This means that, at no additional cost to you, this website will earn a very small commission if a purchase is made using these links. Also, as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases using the links.

You may also like

Leave a Comment

* By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More