Riccardo Maffey

Biography

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.

Books

Il limbo di Giano
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 35,660. Language: Italian. Published: June 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Roma in attesa del film La dolce vita. I nobili, gli arrivisti, gli snob, la bella gente, i cineasti, i bigotti, gli intellettualoidi, gli artisti, in un racconto in cui il mal marié Cristiano Belisario ha appena completato la sceneggiatura della vita di Paolina Borghese per scoprire che la sua libertà individuale è come lo specchio d'un salotto angusto: dà la mera illusione dello spazio.
Sand Against the Wind
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 94,630. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Historical » General
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.
Diana Mosley la venere del fascismo
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 11,640. Language: Italian. Published: August 18, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Vezzosa, attraente, con gli occhi color zaffiro, Diana Mosley, moglie del leader dei fascisti inglesi, era una delle poche donne che disponevano del filo diretto con Adolf Hitler. Mossa da una sconfinata fiducia nel "genio" del dittatore, lo rafforzò nel credo che il desiderio di pace della classe dirigente britannica ne avesse minato le capacità di resistenza ai suoi rapaci piani di conquista.
Janus' Limbo
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 36,430. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Rome just before the release of La Dolce Vita. The nobles of old, the arrivistes, the snobs, the bigots, the pseudo-intellectuals, the artists. In a psychological piece of fiction where its internal focalizer's individual freedom, both as an ambitious screenwriter and as a passionate man, is like the large looking glass of a small drawing room: it merely gives an illusion of space.
Gioco a somma zero
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 100,380. Language: Italian. Published: August 12, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Historical » General
In un triangolo dominato dall'amalgama di barbarie e eroismi che genera l'occupazione tedesca dell'Italia, il destino di un ufficiale inglese dei servizi segreti s'incrocia con quello di due donne, una spia della RSI e una intellettuale marxista. Ai dubbi sentimentali dei tre si unisce il senso d'impotenza di fronte a una lotta che mette a nudo gli aspetti più esecrabili della natura umana.
Dud Cheque
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 29,020. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
An Anglo-Italian reporter is on the news in the Roman summer, but cannot write the story he's unearthed... and in the attempt at patching up his marriage, he ends up enacting the drama of his life A palmist had dubbed him "a powerful car on the road at night without headlights". Reminding himself of that metaphor, he takes the Via del Mare, driving against the traffic at high speed.
Fumando una sigaretta
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 37,590. Language: Italian. Published: July 28, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Historical » General
Emotion prevails over reason and common sense in the years of the Nazi occupation of Italy as well as in our own day. Stefano, a soldier, Brando, a historian: two lives so far away from each other and yet so similar as to the individual choices having a tragic bearing upon them. A love-and-war novel that in the time span of a cigarette’s smoke shows itself to be a story of human contradictions.
Harassment
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 34,910. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Everybody comes up with a different version of their own biography, and the weight of the uncertainties makes it tough for Rudy, a British lawyer of mixed Italo-Somali origin, to choose between starting a new life with Paola, the girl who showed up at his office for advice as a victim of brutal harassment, and quitting law to write a novel inspired by the conflicting accounts he has been given.

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