Gino Gammaldi has a clear memory of the early beginnings of his family who migrated from Italy to Australia in the mid 1950s and has tried to portray those memories in this book in a manner that is sure to engage everyone’s interest. Much of the earlier parts of this book are written through the eyes of a child, growing up among everything that should probably relate only to those who are adult enough to cope with such hardships, temptations, sorrows, and disappointments. But, as a child, these elements became a part of the simple life that was as normal as anything one could imagine.
But, in later stages, Gino also remembers all the good and fun times, and he portrays these beautifully and graphically through the many characters you will encounter in the two volumes of his book. He brings them to life and engages the reader, simply by the humour and by the special qualities that each one of these characters magnifies and how all of these experiences impacted on his own life.