THE ITALIANS AT CLEAT’S CORNER STORE by Jo Riccioni

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April 2014, no. 360
The Italians at Cleat's corner store

THE ITALIANS AT CLEAT’S CORNER STORE

by Jo Riccioni

Scribe, $29.99 pb, 384 pp, 9781922070883

THE ITALIANS AT CLEAT’S CORNER STORE by Jo Riccioni

Reviewed by
April 2014, no. 360

During World War II, billeted Axis POWs were deemed such a threat to the morals of British women that theBritish government enacted legislation proscribing amorous fraternisation. Although these laws were rescinded in the conflict’s aftermath, Jo Riccioni’s début novel demonstrates that the appeal of the foreigner endured, as a family of Italians arrive to disrupt the postwar calm of Leyton, an east London farming community.

The Italians at Cleat's corner store

THE ITALIANS AT CLEAT’S CORNER STORE

by Jo Riccioni

Scribe, $29.99 pb, 384 pp, 9781922070883

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