Her Husband's House Author:Catherine Pomeroy Stewart This is the story of American-born Lucy who married the Italian nobleman, Don Alessandro Cavalierre and went to live with him on his vast estate in Calabria, a part of Italy "so wild and abandoned as to give rise to the illusion that you had stepped back into the magic land of the Druids, where a few miles were a very great distance, and the hou... more »r was eternity."
It is the story of an international marriage that was, in the main, a happy one. Lucy understood her courtly husband - though she had her difficult moments; and she was liked by the peasants on the Cavalierre estate - although in years of managing an Italian household Lucy had not been able to discipline her laughter at the odd ways and mercurial temperaments of these feudal foll.
It is the story, too, of beautiful blonde Pia, the nameless love-child who became part of the Cavalierre household and was instrumental, later, both in causing the discord that threatened to break up the family and in healing it.
The story begins in the early days of Mussolini's rule over Italy......."The book is an intimate, penetrating and knowledgeable portrait of international marriage. More than that it is an entirely fascinating story of Italian life, both in the homes of the peasants and the mansions of the nobility...." The book was published in 1946 and is in very good condition.« less