Tales of History and Imagination

Eccentric tales from History by Simone Whitlow

19: Mussolini’s Hat

September 8th, 2021

This week is all about presidents, dictators, mobsters, islands and how the theft of a hat was taken a little too seriously.  Apologies again, voice a little scratchy in this one (was recorded 2 weeks ago) so have turned the background music down a little in this one. 

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Main texts: This tale was cobbled together from a dozen texts, but grew out of a chapter of Selwyn Raab’s ‘Five Families


About the Author: Simone Whitlow is an academic, collector of odd tales, songwriter and musician.

Transgender, she uses she/her pronouns. 


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