One does not often meet a Mud Angel, the many foreign students and Italians who came to Florence to help dig out the city, as well as salvage books, manuscripts and works of art, after Florence’s devastating flood of November 1966. Although some still live here, most are scattered across the world. There is no organization or online community. So you can imagine my delight when I learned that Sylvia Behrman first arrived in Florence in 1966. ‘So, you’re a Mud Angel?’ I immediately asked.