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FORMAT: Paperback
ISBN: 9781841959825
RRP: £9.99
PAGES: 432
PUBLICATION DATE: July 5, 2007

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Dear Olivia: An Italian Journey of Love and Courage

By (author) Mary Contini

In this fascinating follow-up to the highly successful “Dear Francesca”, Mary Contini writes to her other daughter, Olivia, to tell the story of her great-grandparents, the humble Italian shepherds who emigrated to Edinburgh and then helped to transform Britain’s food culture. Sharing some of the recipes that they brought over – the tomatoes, the garlic, the sausage, the wine – this is a mouthwatering memoir of family and food. It is also a brilliant evocation of life between the wars, a triumphant story of survival against all the odds, that captures the sights and smells of Italian life and culture, at home and abroad.

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