A House in Sicily

Author: Daphne Phelps

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780786223831

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 413

View: 9812

A memoir as delightfully captivating as Under the Tuscan Sun, the story of one woman starting a new life in the "most beautiful house in Sicily.

A Villa in Sicily: Cannoli and a Casualty (A Cats and Dogs Cozy Mystery—Book 6)

Author: Fiona Grace

Publisher: Fiona Grace

ISBN: 1094373141

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 6354

"Very entertaining. Highly recommended for the permanent library of any reader who appreciates a well-written mystery with twists and an intelligent plot. You will not be disappointed. Excellent way to spend a cold weekend!" --Books and Movie Reviews (regarding Murder in the Manor) A VILLA IN SICILY: CANNOLI AND A CASUALTY is book #6 in a charming new cozy mystery series by bestselling author Fiona Grace, author of Murder in the Manor, a #1 Bestseller with over 100 five-star reviews (and a free download)! Audrey Smart, 34, has made a major life change, walking away from her life as a vet (and from a string of failed romances) and moving to Sicily to buy a $1 home—and embark on a mandatory renovation she knows nothing about. She finds herself busy running the town’s new shelter, while also renovating her own problematic home—and dating again. Audrey’s love life is heating up, and when his prominent Sicilian family invites Audrey to a family feast in Palermo, it’s an offer she can’t refuse. It’s everything she needs: new friends, a huge, new family, and food to die for. But la dolce vita isn’t what it seems. When Audrey overhears word of a looming mafia vengeance hit, the only person pleading for the life of the innocent target is her. With just a few days to prove they have the wrong man, can Audrey assuage their anger and discover who really killed the mafiosi? Finding herself in the middle of two rival mafia families, Audrey can’t help but wonder: is she in way over her head? A laugh-out-loud cozy packed with mystery, intrigue, renovation, animals, food, wine—and of course, love—A VILLA IN SICILY will capture your heart and keep you glued to the very last page. “The book had heart and the entire story worked together seamlessly that didn't sacrifice either intrigue or personality. I loved the characters - so many great characters! I can't wait to read whatever Fiona Grace writes next!” --Amazon reviewer (regarding Murder in the Manor) “Wow, this book takes off & never stops! I couldn't put it down! Highly recommended for those who love a great mystery with twists, turns, romance, and a long lost family member! I am reading the next book right now!” --Amazon reviewer (regarding Murder in the Manor) “This book is rather fast paced. It has the right blend of characters, place, and emotions. It was hard to put down and I hope to read the next book in the series.” --Amazon reviewer (regarding Murder in the Manor) More books in the series will be available soon!

From Challenging Culture to Challenged Culture

Author: J. Leman

Publisher: Leuven University Press

ISBN: 9789061862352

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

View: 9422

The First Part of the book, A Challenging Culture, presents the socio-cultural code in Sicily as observed in the Province of Caltanissetta. The most important structural and geographical factors that are culturally relevant are discussed. The Sicilian culture emerges gradually as a culture of control and challenge, and it is on the basis of this idea that Part II, From Challenge to Change, is developed.


Author: Robert Andrews,Jules Brown

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781858288741

Category: Travel

Page: 493

View: 4268

Offering details of all the sights of Sicily, from the mosaics of Monreale and the temples of Argrigento to bustling markets in Palermo, this guide also includes reviews of hotels and restaurants for every budget and region of the island. It also includes information on mountain hikes.

The Rough Guide to Sicily

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0241312698

Category: Travel

Page: 408

View: 9954

This in-depth coverage of Sicily's local attractions, sights, and restaurants takes you to the most rewarding spots - from Mount Etna to cathedrals - and stunning color photography brings the land to life on the pages. With a beautiful new cover, amazing tips and information, and key facts, The Rough Guide to Sicily is the perfect travel companion. The locally based Rough Guides author team introduces the best places to stop and explore, and provides reliable insider tips on topics such as driving the roads, taking walking tours, or visiting local cathedrals. You'll find special coverage of history, art, architecture, and literature, and detailed information on the best markets and shopping for each area in this fascinating peninsula. The Rough Guide to Sicily also unearths the best restaurants, nightlife, and places to stay, from backpacker hostels to beachfront villas and boutique hotels, and color-coded maps feature every sight and listing. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Sicily.

The Rough Guide to Sicily (Travel Guide eBook)

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 0241314860

Category: Travel

Page: 408

View: 2192

The full-colour The Rough Guide to Sicily is the ultimate travel guide to the Mediterranean's most intoxicating island. Get under the skin of Sicily with inspiring photos, colour-coded maps and up-to-date reviews of hotels, B&Bs, campsites, restaurants, cafés and bars, all fully revised for this tenth edition by our Sicily expert. The Rough Guide to Sicily is jam-packed with practical and honest advice about the best things to see and do. From climbing Mount Etna, scuba diving off Ustica and exploring Greek and Roman relics, to sinking into mud baths on Vulcano and eating your way around Palermo, there's no end of choice - we'll help you make up your mind, and recommend the best beaches to hit while you do so. Make the most of your time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Sicily.


Author: Andrew Edwards,Suzanne Edwards

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0857734873

Category: Travel

Page: 256

View: 9170

Rising up from the heart of the Mediterranean, Sicily has a rich and ancient history spanning over 2,000 years. A bounty prized by invaders from the Greeks, Romans and Vandals to the Byzantines, Arabs and Normans, Sicily's violently beautiful landscapes are haunted by a vibrant mix of cultures and her soil has always been fertile ground for the literary and artistic imagination. This compelling guide uncovers the island's multi-faceted personality through those literary figures who have managed to get under her skin - from Pindar, Cicero and Aeschylus to Shakespeare and Cervantes; DH Lawrence, Coleridge and Oscar Wilde to Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams, Ezra Pound and Lawrence Durrell; as well as local writers who have defined the modern Italian novel - Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa and Leonardo Sciascia. Through their words and lives we witness the beauty, pain and power of the Sicilian cultural landscape and discover how the potent mix of influences on the island's society has been preserved forever in literature.


Author: Joseph Farrell

Publisher: Interlink Publishing

ISBN: 1623710502

Category: Travel

Page: 256

View: 3192

“Reading these guides is the next best thing to actually going there with them in hand.” —Foreword Magazine AN ENGAGING INTRODUCTION TO A CULTURAL GIANT Long before it became an Italian offshore island, Sicily was the land in the center of the Mediterranean where the great civilizations of Europe and Northern Africa met. Sicily today is familiar and unfamiliar, modernized and unchanging. Visitors will find in an out-of-the-way town an Aragonese castle, will stumble across a Norman church by the side of a lesser travelled road, will see red Muslim-styles domes over a Christian shrine, will find a Baroque church of breathtaking beauty in a village, will catch a glimpse from the motorway of a solitary Greek temple on the horizon and will happen on a the celebrations of the patron saint of a run-down district of a city, and will stop and wonder. There is more to Sicily than the Godfather and the mafia.


Author: Derek Counts,Anthony Tuck

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1842173790

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 2501

The Oxford English Dictionary defines koine as 'a set of cultural or other attributes common to various groups' . This volume merges an academic career over a half century in breadth and scope with an editorial vision that brings together a chorus of scholarly contributions echoing the core principles of R. Ross Holloways own unique perspective on ancient Mediterranean studies. Through broadly conceived themes, the four individual sections of this volume (I. A View of Classical Art: Iconography in Context; II. Crossroads of the Mediterranean: Cultural Entanglements Across the Connecting Sea; III. Coins as Culture: Art and Coinage from Sicily; and IV. Discovery and Discourse, Archaeology and Interpretation) are an attempt to capture the many and varied trajectories of thought that have marked his career and serve as testimony to the significance of his research. The twenty-four papers (plus four introductory essays to the individual sections, biographical sketch and main introduction) contain recent research on subjects ranging from the Kleophrades Painter to the Black Sea, Sicilian Coinage and archaeology in modern Rome.