Dear Olivia: An Italian Journey of Love and Courage (Paperback)
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Dear Olivia: An Italian Journey of Love and Courage (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages
Published: 05/07/2007
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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.

Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 9781841959825
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 287 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
A charming story . . . she unravels the family history like a precious thread. Contini's writing has a naturalness and honesty about it that brings a lump to the throat on occasion. * * Sunday Herald * *
A happy blend of epistle, storytelling, memoir. * * The Times * *
Refreshingly down to earth, the book is eminently readable. * * Evening Times * *
Don't miss it. * * Daily Mail * *

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