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Welcome to this website which celebrates the life of Felice Benuzzi (1910-1988), told in a biography by Rory Steele published in 2016 by CONNOR COURT, in Brisbane.

The Italian version of the biography was published in 2017 by ALPINE STUDIO of Lecco.

Felice became internationally famous following the publication in 1952 of his own book - No Picnic on Mount Kenya - which related how he and two other POWs escaped, climbed Africa's second highest mountain and then broke back into the prison to serve another three years.  The first three editions of the book all came out while Felice was consul in Brisbane.

The Heart and the Abyss - the life of Felice Benuzzi was launched in Brisbane on 1 July 2016

 -  author with Peter Barnes and Alan Frost who climbed with Felice in Queensland in the 1950s


The Heart and the Abyss - the life of Felice Benuzzi is available inter alia on Amazon

Il cuore e l'abisso - la vita di Felice Benuzzi is available at 

http://www.alpinestudio.it/prodotto/il-cuore-e-labisso/