Free shipping over £40 | Click/order & collect | 01239 621370

Lime, Lemon & Sarsaparilla - The Italian Community in South Wales

Colin Hughes

Lime, Lemon & Sarsaparilla - The Italian Community in South Wales

Regular price £9.99
Unit price  per 
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Author: Colin Hughes

ISBN: 9781781724897
Publication Date: 11 September 2020
Publisher: Seren, Bridgend
Format: Paperback, 218x138 mm, 148 pages
Language: English

Lime, Lemon & Sarsaparilla is a wonderful evocation of the Italian experience in south Wales from the turn of the century to the post-war years, when the Italian café was central to social life in communities across the Valleys.

The following has been provided by the Publisher:
Further Information:

This first detailed book on the subject follows the fortunes of Italian families such as Rabaiotti, Berni, Bracchi, Conti, Fulgoni, Sidoli and many others, and explores their influence on Welsh society.

In this award-winning study Colin Hughes, himself a south Walian, explains why so many immigrants from Bardi settled in the area. He looks at the success of Italian temperance bars in non-conformist Wales, and at the economic and social factors which lie behind the rise and fall of the Italian café. His book also includes a revealing chapter on the scandalous treatment of Italian internees, and the Arandora Star tragedy in which so many died when their ship to Canada was torpedoed by a U-boat.

Fully illustrated with contemporary photographs, and with a Foreword by Welsh-Italian actor Victor Spinetti, Lime, Lemon & Sarsaparilla is a fascinating history of our recent past.