Sand Against the Wind

Between history and fiction, in the struggle for Ciano's life and his diaries, an indictment of Hitler and Ribbentrop's treacheries, is also the son of a cockney and a Rome noblewoman. Carlo Rufus Williams joins the Resistance after the King and his generals abandon Rome to the Germans. With sensuous Mirta della Rovere, he fights back until a street attack provokes a Nazi massacre in reprisal.

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About Riccardo Maffey

RICCARDO MAFFEY, a member of the British Chartered Institute of Journalists, was educated at the London Institute of World Affairs and at the University of Essex, where he gained an MA. He has been a London correspondent and foreign editor with several Italian daily newspapers. He was senior economics editor with the United States Information Service in Rome, worked as a feature writer, commentator and presenter for the BBC Italian Section, and did a lot of broadcasting and interviewing for the Italian Swiss Radio from London, Rome, Dublin, Belfast, and the US. Riccardo Maffey has published The Sand Against the Wind, Gioco a somma zero (in Italian), Diana Mosley venere del fascismo (in Italian), Dud Cheque, Harassment, Fumando una sigaretta (in Italian), Janus’ Limbo, and Il limbo di Giano (in Italian). An Italian-born British citizen, he lives with his wife, Laura, in England.

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