The Italian Quarter
By Domenica De Rosa
A delicious, affectionate depiction of a British Italian family, in all its glorious complexity.
The Di Napolis may have been raised in England, but their souls are Italian... Charismatic, irascible and defiantly Italian, Cesare presides over his large family much like his Roman namesake. But when a journalist begins asking questions about his allegiances during the war, Sophie realises how little she really knows her adored grandfather. She embarks with him on a journey of discovery through turn of the century Naples, 1920s Clerkenwell and the war years, in the course which she learns something else: whom it is that she really loves.
Domenica de Rosa started her career working at the Bookseller, and went on to work in children's publishing, in publicity and in editorial. She lives in Brighton with her husband and their twins.
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06 Jun 2005
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