My House in Umbria by William Trevor
Directed by Shaun MacLoughlin
BBC Radio 3 1994
Length 90mins

Dramatization of the 1991 novella.


Mrs. Emily Delahunty-a mysterious and not entirely trustworthy former madam-quietly runs a pensione in the Italian countryside and writes romance novels while she muses on her checkered past. Then one day her world is changed forever as the train she is riding in is blown up by terrorists. Taken to a local hospital to recuperate, she
befriends the other survivors - an elderly English general, an American child, and a German boy - and takes them all to convalesce at her villa, with unforeseen results. hi