Blogs in January 1970

The Stranger at the Palazzo d’Oro 1st January 1970

A young American walks into Sicily’s Palazzo d’Oro during the ’60s. Penniless, but swaggering with youth and burgeoning artistic talent, he accepts a proposition to become the companion to a beautiful and beguiling aristocrat. Their affair – formal and...

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The Treasure Hunt 1st January 1970

Montalbano opened the door to step out. But Gallo held him back, putting one hand on his arm. ‘What’s in there, Chief?’ ‘If it’s what I think, it’s something so horrific that it’ll haunt your dreams for the rest...

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The Wedding Officer 1st January 1970

Italy during the war, tantalising italian food, a beautiful novel, war is raging and Mussolini is in power….

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Footprints in the Ash 1st January 1970

On mountain slopes south of Pompeii a group of Roman citizens flees the doomed city, leaving their footprints in a layer of volcanic ash. Two thousand years later the footprints are rediscovered, and a joint Anglo-Italian dig is set...

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La Cucina 1st January 1970

La Cucina combines the sensuous pleasures of love and food, simmering in the heat of a Sicilian kitchen. Rose Fiore is a solitary middle-aged librarian who has resigned herself to a loveless life, and expresses her passionate nature through...

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