62 – Giuliana Mercorio Ashford

In this episode I talk with Giuliana Mercorio Ashford of Tobermory.
Giuliana’s life started off in the town of Maddaloni, near Naples in Italy, where she grew up during the second world war. After the war her family moved to South Africa. She then moved to Washington DC, London and then to the Isle of Mull.

There’s so much in this episode! Giuliana’s recollections of wartime Italy are really something.
It’s just briliant to hear her talk of her family with such love and affection.

Thanks for listening!

Episode links:


Neapolitan language

Come back to Sorrento as sung by Roberto Murolo

Anema e Cora sung by Toni Servillo

Stormy Weather sung by Louis Armstrong

Pallinuro – near Sorrento



Italo – Somali War

PG Wodehouse

Mouse or Rat by Umberto Eco

Nick Ashford obituary

The Independent

Christopher Hitchens

Italian renaissance female poets

Films and Filming

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: