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<p><em>Lime, Lemon &amp; Sarsaparilla </em>is a wonderful evocation of Italian immigration in south Wales from the turn of the century to the postwar years, when the Italian café was central to life in many small communities in the Valleys. This first detailed book on the subject follows the fortunes of Italian families such...
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Sarah Philpott
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Peter Finch
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John Morris
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Vernon Hopkins
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Alessandra Kozlowska
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Barney Norris
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