Shadow Song

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Shadow Song will soon be published in Italian ...

Rome 1943:

As war ravages Italy, Rome is bombed by the Allies and occupied by the Germans. The city’s inhabitants are watched, starving and under curfew. Most struggle to survive and many join the burgeoning resistance.

Francesca, an art student, finds work at Rome’s opera house. She loves her new life but soon learns that nothing is as it seems.

Carlo, an army doctor, fled Rome four years ago. Now he returns unexpectedly and realises that he cannot escape his past.

Danger lurks in the shadows, threatening Francesca, Carlo and those they love. Can they survive until Rome is liberated?

As war ravages Italy, Rome is bombed by the Allies and occupied by the Germans. The city’s inhabitants are watched, starving and under curfew. Most struggle to survive and many join the burgeoning resistance.

Francesca, an art student, finds work at Rome’s opera house. She loves her new life but soon learns that nothing is as it seems.

Carlo, an army doctor, fled Rome four years ago. Now he returns unexpectedly and realises that he cannot escape his past.

Danger lurks in the shadows, threatening Francesca, Carlo and those they love. Can they survive until Rome is liberated?

The story is told through the eyes of Francesca and Carlo:

Francesca

Francesca is an art student living in Rome, her father a police inspector and her brother, Roberto, an army officer. On the night that Mussolini is arrested, she joins the celebrations and is captivated by a young tenor, who is singing in the street.

In September 1943, an armistice is announced between Italy and the Allies but, within hours, German forces attack the city. In the turmoil, Francesca encounters the singer, Giorgio, and he invites her to Rome’s opera house. Weeks later, she is offered work there, unaware of the danger she faces.