Tuscany, January 1943.
Nurse Isolina Donatelli and her fourteen-year-old daughter, Sofia, live in the hills surrounding Florence. Most of Europe remains firmly in the grip of war, although the idyllic setting of Tuscany is currently shielded from the conflict. Mussolini and his black shirts cling on to power, but that is all about to change – as is the direction of the war itself. More