Dear Alfonso: An Italian Feast of Love and Laughter

Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Free, ticketed
Day Date Time
Tuesday28 November 201718:00 - 19:00

Mary Contini picks up the thread of her family story from 1934 in Naples to the establishment of the family business — Edinburgh's acclaimed Valvona & Crolla. With her inimitable style she shares stories of exuberant family relationships, mouth-watering recipes and hilarious laughter, painting a vivid picture of life in wartime Italy and Scotland, and the decades immediately after.

For more information about this event,

Ollie Quinn
Telephone: 0131 623 3747

Event type: Panel Event/Author Reading, Storytelling

Event category: History, Local Interest, Travel

Book Week Scotland theme: Breaking Bread


National Library of Scotland
George IV Bridge
United Kingdom

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National Library of Scotland
Tel: 0131 623 3734
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Facilities include wheelchair lifts, and unisex accessible toilets at the staff desks and performance space level.