Tuesday, May 11, 2010


This is a link to an article of mine published in Italy Magazine yesterday.  In the article my friend, Margo Giovannone, tells readers about her Italo-Welsh childhood and how she later went about tracing her Italian relatives in Arpino, Frosinone [Lazio]. 

Margo Giovannone’s grandfather was interned [as an "enemy alien"] on the Isle of Man in World War II, along with Italian men who lost their lives in the Arandora Star tragedy of 2nd July 1940. Margo is a committee member of the Arandora Star Memorial Fund in Wales and, as the seventieth anniversary of the tragedy approaches, she asks us not to forget the Arandora Star.

Thank you.


RNSANE said...

I really enjoyed your article. How often do you write for Italy magazine?

I've been busy getting my middle son married! Great fun, lovely wedding. Pictures are on my blog today:


Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Thanks, Carmen. Every day. Looking forward to coming over and seeing the photos. x

Ellee Seymour said...

What an interesting story, and I'm so pleased at your success.

Claude said...

Delightful article, Pat. I wrote a comment in the magazine as I wanted this nice young woman to know I appreciated her efforts to locate her Italian relatives. It must have enriched their family life so much. Thanks for sharing.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Thank you, Ellee. You are always so kind. Thanks, Claudia. Margo will be so pleased to read your comments, both here and at the Mag.


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