16 Jun 2013

Spectrum for 16 June 2013

From Spectrum, 12:10 pm on 16 June 2013

Cavaliere Signor Giovanni Mersi is 83, and for the last 70 years he's been the self-appointed guardian of the first Italian edition (1787) of Captain Cook's journals. Amelia Nurse visits Giovanni to hear the story of his astonishing childhood in war-time Italy, and what these very rare books have meant to him.