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The Optician of Lampedusa

The Optician of Lampedusa

Author(s): Emma Jane Kirby

Location(s): Lampedusa

Genre(s): Nonfiction

Era(s): Contemporary

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From an award-winning BBC journalist, this moving book turns the testimony of an accidental hero into a timeless story about human fellowship and the awakening of courage and conscience. ‘I can hardly begin to describe to you what I...

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The Potter’s Field

The Potter’s Field

Author(s): Andrea Camilleri

Location(s): Sicily

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): Modern

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While Vigàta is wracked by storms, Inspector Salvo Montalbano is called to attend the discovery of a dismembered body in a field of clay. Bearing all the marks of an execution style killing, it seems clear that this is,...

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The Wings of the Sphinx

The Wings of the Sphinx

Author(s): Andrea Camilleri

Location(s): Sicily

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): Modern

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Detective Montalbano is going through a distinctly rocky patch with his long-distance lover, Livia, and he has other concerns: he is uneasily conscious of anno domini and the dispiriting effect of the violence that is such an omnipresent part...

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Siracusa

Siracusa

Author(s): Delia Ephron

Location(s): Rome, Syracuse

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

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An electrifying novel about marriage and deceit from bestselling author Delia Ephron that follows two couples on vacation in Siracusa, a town on the coast of Sicily, where the secrets they have hidden from one another are exposed and...

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Sweet Honey, Bitter Lemons

Sweet Honey, Bitter Lemons

Author(s): Matthew Fort

Location(s): Sicily

Genre(s): Gastro, Travelogue

Era(s): Modern

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Esteemed food critic and writer Matthew Fort takes to his Vespa in search of Sicily’s culinary delights.

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A Ruby in her Navel

A Ruby in her Navel

Author(s): Barry Unsworth

Location(s): Sicily

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 12th Century

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The Court of King Roger in Twelfth century Sicily simmers with the volatile passions of Christians, Muslims, Jews, Latins and Greeks. Among them, a young Norman called Thurstan Beauchamp finds employment under Yusuf, a Muslim who holds the Christian...

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August Heat

August Heat

Author(s): Andrea Camilleri

Location(s): Sicily

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): Modern

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The setting, as usual, is the picturesque, non-metropolitan region of Vigata in Sicily. And it’s hot –stiflingly hot. In August Heat, we are never allowed to forget the all-enveloping sultriness (the inspector — possessor of miniature fan, the only...

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Secrets in Sicily

Secrets in Sicily

Author(s): Penny Feeny

Location(s): Sicily

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Second half 20th Century

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Sicily, 1977 Ten-year-old Lily and family arrive for their annual summer holiday in Sicily. Adopted as a toddler, Lily’s childhood has been idyllic. But a chance encounter with a local woman on the beach changes everything… 10 years later…...

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The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

Author(s): Andrea Camilleri

Location(s): Sicily

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): 2000s

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Inspector Salvo Montalbano strives to do the right thing for the right reason. Food and crime mix in this inspired series.

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The Leopard

The Leopard

Author(s): Giuseppe di Lampedusa

Location(s): Sicily

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1860

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In Sicily in 1860, as Italian unification grows inevitable, the smallest of gestures seems dense with meaning and melancholy, sensual agitation and disquiet: “Some huge irrational disaster is in the making.” All around him, the prince, Don Fabrizio, witnesses...

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