Books: The Lord's Champ

THE LITTLE WORLD OF DON CAMILLO (205 pp.)—Giovanni Guareschi —Pellegrini & Cudahy ($2.75).

The Little World of Don Camillo is a collection of sketches about the battle for community leadership between a godless mayor and a militant priest in an Italian village.

Don Camillo was no ordinary priest. He had a mortar hidden in his house and on occasion he carried a Tommy gun. At other times he lied, poached, attempted bribery and fought with his fists. Once, when he attacked the subject of sexual immorality, he draped the crucifix in his church...

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