Iris Origo

Marchesa of Val d'Orcia

“All that I can do is to foster within myself something that is not merely ... ➔

Not a Moment Too Soon

Iris Origo’s War Diary

It’s almost impossible to imagine a better time to read “A Chill in the Air: An Italian War Diary, 1939–1940,” by Iris Origo, which is being published ... ➔

Iris Origo

A short biography

Iris Origo (1902–1988) was born in Britain to an aristocrat mother and a wealthy American father. She lived in Italy and devoted much of her life to the ... ➔

Iris Origo

In her two autobiographical books, Images and Shadows and War in Val d'Orcia.

The wonderful - though sometimes difficult - years at La Foce are vividly described by Iris, an Anglo-American biographer and historian of international ... ➔
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