The Complete Little World of Don Camillo - Giovanni Guareschi
by Giovanni Guareschi
Reading The Little World of Don Camillo is to travel to the Valley of the River Po, Italy’s widest and most fertile plain, with its unique atmosphere, culture and history. And to do so in the incomparable company of a cast of characters who testify to the exquisite humour and humanity of their creator.
In the Little World, eternal forces grapple with the absurd drama of everyday life and hilarious and unearthly things tend to happen. Keep this in mind and you will have no difficulty in getting to know the village priest, Don Camillo, and his adversary, Peppone, the Communist Mayor. Nor will you be surprised when a third person watches the goings-on from a big cross in the village church and not infrequently intercede…
These enchanting, wise and strangely moving stories of life in the Lower Plain have for years enthralled millions of readers of all ages around the world. They have been feted not only in books but in films, on radio and TV. Now they are available in paperback, ebook and audio editions faithful to the original manuscripts of their author and with many stories available in English for the first time.