The Book That Made Me: Philip Reeve 16/10/19
Publisher: Nosy Crow
Café Morelli has been in Joe's family since his great-grandfather came to Wales from Italy way back in the 1920s. Nearly a century on, business isn't so good and it looks as though the café will have to be sold.
When his grandfather is taken ill, Joe gets a chance to reconnect to his heritage. Being an entrepreneur at heart, he also creates opportunities to explore and exploit his multicultural community - and might just get to save the café in the process.
Inspired by the true history of Italian immigrants in Wales, Joe's story is a lively and revealing tale of cultural integration, family loyalty and shared experience. Diverse and entertaining characters, and an undercurrent of warmth and humour, make this an interesting and enjoyable read with plenty to keep readers engaged.