Savage Cows and Cabbage Leaves

5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
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Author: Marie Alafaci

Publisher: Self Published

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Savage Cows & Cabbage Leaves – An Italian Life

In 1927, four-year-old Carmela Barbaro arrived in Melbourne with her mother after a long sea voyage from Italy. The author, Carmela’s niece, spent several years interviewing family members and researching archives to create a lively and compelling biographical narrative.

The Barbaro family faced hardship, prejudice and poverty, but their story is full of humour, passion and the joy of living.

It is a celebration of a remarkable woman’s growing up in pre-War Melbourne and an intimate portrait of an immigrant family.

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2 reviews for Savage Cows and Cabbage Leaves

  1. 5 out of 5

    Hi Thai, I havdn’t read this book yet. Maybe a film maker would like to take up the challenge?

  2. 5 out of 5

    I read this book in 1999, and loved it so much, wonderful tale of early Melbourne life which I think would be good to make it into a film for today audience?

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