- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Black and White Publishing; 1st ed edition (10 Sept. 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1845022734
- ISBN-13: 978-1845022730
- Product Dimensions: 16.4 x 2.9 x 24 cm
- Average Customer Review: 269 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 928,642 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Italian Chapel Hardcover – 10 Sep 2009
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Customers who bought this item also bought
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
A moving story, memorably told --The Scotsman, December 2009
If you buy one Orkney related book this year, make sure it is this one --Living Orkney, December 2009
A straightforward good read bolstered by some solid research which helps make the tale all the more believable --Ross-Shire Journal, November 2009
...a book that is well written, deeply spiritual and incredibly uplifting. --British province of the Society of Jesus, October 2009
Believe me, you'll want to read the book --Scottish Genealogy News and Events, October 2009
From the Back Cover
The story of the Italian Chapel is one of the most inspiring to emerge from the Second World War and I'm delighted that Philip Paris has chosen to tell it. In these troubled times, we can all read, mark and learn, though whether we will is another matter.
Alan Plater CBE
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The Italians were sent to help Balfour Beattie build a giant causeway to protect our naval fleet in the north of Scotland.
One cannot imagine what it must have been like for these men, only a few of whom spoke any English. Most captured in north Africa and then being transported all the way to the north of Scotland.
Like all POWs there was a mixture of skills and talents among the men and one among them, Domenico Chiocchetti an artist, felt that having a proper place to pray and receive succour for the soul would be of great benefit to the men.
Paris's story, part fiction, part fact makes for an interesting read. The ingenuity of the men who undertook the task with little in the way of the necessary materials, the friendliness of both the islanders and the British soldiers in charge of the camp all add to a fascinating time in Orkneys history. And the fact that the people there very much wanted to preserve what was an amazing feat brought a tear to my eye.
A lovely little story
I'd recommend this book to anyone interested in the history of the Second World War or the history of Orkney, or to anyone who just enjoys an interesting and well-told story.
Often books with a title so linked to religion have put me off, but while this book covers the production of said chapel it is more about the people, the desire to create and the desire to save their souls from the endless fraying of their situation.
A good read with romance, adventure, history, relationships, companionship and the knowledge of how enemies can become friends even in the harshest of times
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Most recent customer reviews