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Joe loves his Italian heritage: the language, the opera, the lasagne! But it's hard to celebrate his Italian roots in Bryn Mawr, South Wales, where his mam is sick of running the family's tatty cafe. Just like his great-grandfather who opened the cafe in 1929, Joe is an entrepreneur. He vows to save the family business, and to spice up the tired High Street with a little Italian flavour!
From the author of Cowgirl, shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize.
|Publication date:||2nd June 2016|
|Author:||G. R. Gemin|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers|
|Genres:||Family / Home Stories|
|Other Categories:||Guardian Fiction Prize|
G. C. Gemin was born in Cardiff, South Wales, of Italian parentage, and lives in London. He spends much of his non-writing time listening to a variety of music, from Jimmy Smith to Giuseppe Verdi, with whom he is particularly obsessed. He speaks enough Italian to order ice cream, cake, or both.More About G. R. Gemin
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