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March 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
  • Memoir

Patricia Volante

Rossi's, the Story of Southend's Favourite Ice Cream
Image of author Patricia Volante reading her new book


Canvey Library, 2 High Street
Canvey Island, SS8 7RB
£5 concessions (27 years and under)

Box Office:

Mercury Theatre
01206 573948
Image credit Christopher Price

Patricia Volante tells her family’s story in this delightful memoir, following the lives of the Rossi family through several generations. She charts the hard work and ambition involved in emigrating and building a business from scratch, from pushing wheelbarrows of homemade ice cream to sell on the streets of Glasgow, to setting up the first Rossi ice cream parlour in Southend.



Canvey Library
2 High Street
Canvey Island, SS8 7RB
033301 32648

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