Ye Wee Italian Bastird

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AuthorHouse, Jun 30, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 176 pages
Born into an Italian immigrant family in the early 1930s Renaldo Rossi gives, at times, a humorous insight into life as it was for him then. At the onset of World War II his young life was thrown into turmoil when, aged nine, he witnessed his father, now an enemy alien, being taken away in hand cuffs and he, his mother and younger brother being forced out of their home and taken to the west coast of Scotland and placed in the poorhouse, with tragic consequences. His later life took him in many directions, leaving the family business to work in the illegal world of gambling and to smuggling religious books and images into Communist Russia where he mingled with the people.
 

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
11
Section 3
13
Section 4
17
Section 5
21
Section 6
29
Section 7
31
Section 8
35
Section 15
65
Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
121
Section 22
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Section 9
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Section 10
39
Section 11
47
Section 12
53
Section 13
57
Section 14
61
Section 23
149
Section 24
153
Section 25
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Section 26
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About the author (2011)

Renaldo Vittorio Rossi, the son of Italian immigrants, was born in 1930 in Dundee, Scotland . He was born into difficult times with the onset of war throwing his young life into turmoil. Britain was at war with Italy and his father was now an enemy alien. After the war his life took him in many directions, leaving the family business to work in the illegal world of gambling and to smuggling religious books and images into Communist Russia. Renaldo gives, at times, a humorous insight into life as it was for him. His life in that era was a story worth telling. Renaldo still lives in Dundee where he and his wife Myrna enjoy retirement, although Renaldo is still very much involved in the Italian Social Club of Dundee and in the propagation of the christian faith.

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