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Initial Enthusiasm leading to disappointment
on 11 September 2000
I began my reading with considerable interest as it related to an area in which I had lived albeit as a small child and in which my father continued to have a business for many years.I could not see the sense of the author having adopted the name Mario Pietri as he was quite clearly referring to his own experiences but I chose to dismiss this.I continued to enjoy the book until I came to the chapter on the safebreaker...The Freddie referred to here was quite clearly my own father but his wife was not called Teresa and she never had any secret formula for the ice cream which was considered to be the best.They never lived above the shop....never....Yes they had a safe in the house and were the victims of a robbery but not by anyone like the character described....I could go on....I did with increasing incredulity.