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The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1966)

by Robert Crichton

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I remember this being a very popular book in the 1960's.I read it and I do remember enjoying the book. It was made into a movie. ( )
  LauGal | Aug 16, 2016 |
Still makes me smile.... and the movie isn't bad either ( )
  ziska | May 5, 2012 |
The denizens of an Italian village conspire to hide their precious wine from the Nazis. This is an enoyable and easy read, funny and heartwarming and tragic. Full of Italian stereotypes, though. ( )
  CasualFriday | Feb 6, 2008 |
I bought this book at a yard sale because I enjoyed the movie years ago, and I discovered a treasure. The charaters are much more complex and not so black and white ( good or evil ) but all the shades of gray.The story is more of survival then protecting the wine. ( )
  usnmm2 | Jun 30, 2007 |
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Santa Vittoria is a fictional town, still remote from the rest of war-torn Italy, where the citizens, led by their wine-loving mayor Bombolini, scheme and plot to prevent the Germans from locating and looting the town's only treasure-its fabulous wine cellars. A best-seller and the inspiration for a famous film, this warm, rich novel has already drawn thousands upon thousands into the exuberant and perilous life of Santa Vittoria and its affirmation of the fundamental dignity of man.… (more)

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