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A House in Sicily

A House in Sicily

  • Author: Daphne Phelps
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • ISBN: 9780786707942
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 288
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This is the captivating memoir of a resourceful woman who started life anew in the "most beautiful house in Sicily." For fifty years, at Casa Cuseni in the small Sicilian town of Taormina, Daphne Phelps has extended her English charm and warm hospitality to seasoned travelers and professional escapists as well as to writers and artists like Tennessee Williams, Bertrand Russell, Henry Faulkner, and Roald Dahl. This memoir tells their story, and hers. It begins in 1947 when, thirty-four years old and war-weary, a modest Englishwoman arrived in Taormina with little Italian, less money, and a plan to sell the property she had unexpectedly inherited. Instead, she fell in love, not just with the airy quarters of the golden stone house on a hillside but also with a community and its way of life. To save Casa Cuseni from certain demolition, Daphne converted her enchanting inheritance into the wondrous pensione that for nearly half a century she has run with the blessing of every Taorminan from the local silk-shirted godfather, Don Ciccio, to Concetta Genio, her steadfast cook, housekeeper, and friend. "A loving portrait ... of a vanishing way of life." - New York Times Book Review; "The often humorous clash of cultures ... [and] the stories of the ordinary Sicilian men and women who populate the pages that make this book, and this place, so special,... so thoroughly alive." - Chicago Tribune.

Der Hund aus Terracotta

Der Hund aus Terracotta

Commissario Montalbano löst seinen zweiten Fall. Roman

  • Author: Andrea Camilleri
  • Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
  • ISBN: 9783404920655
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 351
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Commissario Montalbano ist schon ein bißchen überrascht, als der flüchtige Mehrfachmörder Tano u Grecu um seine Verhaftung bittet. Schließlich ist der Commissario, was diese Dinge betrifft, eher an Widerstand gewöhnt. Die Erklärung indes ist einleuchtend: Tano fürchtet seine Feinde in der Mafia mehr als die Polizei ? mit Recht, wie sich herausstellt, denn wenig später wird er ermordet.Was zunächst aussieht wie ein typisches Verbrechen der Mafia, entwickelt sich zu einem komplizierten Fall, als Montalbano bei seinen Nachforschungen auf ein weiteres, bereits fünfzig Jahre zurückliegendes Verbrechen stößt. In einer Höhle entdeckt er die skelettierten Leichen eines Mannes und einer Frau in inniger Umarmung, bewacht von einem lebensgroßen Schäferhund aus Terracotta ... Commissario Montalbano löst seinen zweiten Fall.

A House in Corfu

A House in Corfu

A Family's Sojourn in Greece

  • Author: Emma Tennant
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
  • ISBN: 1466819243
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 256
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The story of an unspoiled island and an English family making a home by the Aegean Sea. In the early 1960s Emma Tennant's parents, on a cruise, spotted a magical bay and decided to build a house there. This book is the story of that house, Rovinia, set above the bay in Corfu where legend has it Ulysses was shipwrecked and found by Nausicaa, daughter of King Alcinous. It is also the story of the couple who have been at Rovinia since the feast in the grove that followed the roof-raising-Maria, a miraculous cook and the presiding spirit of the house, and her husband, Thodoros-and of the inhabitants of the local village, high on the hill above the bay. Tennant offers us the delights of quotidian adventures-salt water in the well, roads to nowhere, collapsing walls-all hilariously presented. That the house is still lived in and loved, with new generations coming to understand the delights of Corfu, is a tribute to the people and a special landscape which is distinctly Greek. Full of color and contrast, A House in Corfu shows the huge changes in island life since the time of the Tennants' arrival, and celebrates, equally, the joy of belonging to a timeless world: the world of vine, olive, and sea.

Casa Nostra

Casa Nostra

A Home in Sicily

  • Author: Caroline Seller Manzo
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061984167
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 272
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Englishwoman Caroline Seller met Marcello Manzo at a Halloween party in London in the mid-seventies. Although she spoke little Italian and he spoke practically no English, the chemistry between them was undeniable, and it wasn’t long before Caroline was invited to visit Marcello's family in Mazara del Vallo, Sicily. A large, eccentric, and loving clan living in a magnificent, crumbling villa, Santa Maria, the Manzos welcomed Caroline warmly, and soon she and Marcello were married. Together they traveled the world and started a family, but through it all, Santa Maria was never far from their thoughts. So when the Manzo brothers united to save the family's deteriorating estate, Marcello and Caroline eagerly signed on to the project—not entirely prepared for what they were getting into! As seen through the eyes of Caroline Seller Manzo—an outsider who is often surprised and always delighted by her Italian family and adopted hometown—Casa Nostra is the captivating story of a villa's difficult, glorious rebirth and a celebration of the unique beauty and history of western Sicily and its people.

The Jews in Sicily, Volume 13 Notaries of Palermo: Part Four

The Jews in Sicily, Volume 13 Notaries of Palermo: Part Four

  • Author: Šelomo Sîmônsôn
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004167595
  • Category: History
  • Page: 720
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This volume documents the history of the Jews in Sicily based on notarial and court records. It illustrates the economic, social, and religious history of the Jewish minority and the relations with the Christian majority. The volume is provided with additional bibliography and indexes.

Das Paradies heißt Bramasole

Das Paradies heißt Bramasole

eine Liebeserklärung an die Toskana

  • Author: Frances Mayes
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783442451432
  • Category:
  • Page: 414
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Unprotected Females in Sicily, Calabria, and on the Top of Mount Aetna

Unprotected Females in Sicily, Calabria, and on the Top of Mount Aetna

  • Author: Helen Lowe
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Sicily (Italy)
  • Page: 265
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Häuser Am Meer

Häuser Am Meer

  • Author: Diane Dorrans Saeks,Angelika Taschen
  • Publisher: Taschen America Llc
  • ISBN: 9783822864142
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 303
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This new edition to the ""Interiors"" series shows more than 40 houses around the world with which creative people have realized the dream of living at the edge of the sea. Everything from wooded cottages to converted fisherman's huts are featured, from South Africa to Miami. 400 illustrations.

Tante Poldi und die sizilianischen Löwen

Tante Poldi und die sizilianischen Löwen

Kriminalroman

  • Author: Mario Giordano
  • Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
  • ISBN: 3732506088
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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Meerblick. Sonne. Ruhe. Mehr will Poldi nicht, als sie kurz nach ihrem sechzigsten Geburtstag von München nach Sizilien zieht. Dabei hat sie aber nicht mit der Familie ihres verstorbenen Exmannes gerechnet. Denn die, Sizilianer durch und durch, wollen Poldi natürlich das Dolce Vita nahebringen. Das war's dann mit der Ruhe. Als wäre es damit nicht genug: Eines Tages verschwindet Valentino, der Poldi in Haus und Garten ausgeholfen hat, spurlos. Ist er etwa in die Fänge der Mafia geraten? Poldi macht sich auf die Suche - und kreuzt dabei schon bald den Weg des attraktiven Commissario Montana ...

That Summer in Sicily

That Summer in Sicily

A Love Story

  • Author: Marlena de Blasi
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN: 0345513339
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 320
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “At villa Donnafugata, long ago is never very far away,” writes bestselling author Marlena de Blasi of the magnificent if somewhat ruined castle in the mountains of Sicily that she finds, accidentally, one summer while traveling with her husband, Fernando. There de Blasi is befriended by Tosca, the patroness of the villa, an elegant and beautiful woman-of-a-certain-age who recounts her lifelong love story with the last prince of Sicily descended from the French nobles of Anjou. Sicily is a land of contrasts: grandeur and poverty, beauty and sufferance, illusion and candor. In a luminous and tantalizing voice, That Summer in Sicily re-creates Tosca’s life, from her impoverished childhood to her fairy-tale adoption and initiation into the glittering life of the prince’s palace, to the dawning and recognition of mutual love. But when Prince Leo attempts to better the lives of his peasants, his defiance of the local Mafia’s grim will to maintain the historical imbalance between the haves and the have-nots costs him dearly. The present-day narrative finds Tosca sharing her considerable inherited wealth with a harmonious society composed of many of the women–now widowed–who once worked the prince’s land alongside their husbands. How the Sicilian widows go about their tasks, care for one another, and celebrate the rituals of a humble, well-lived life is the heart of this book. Showcasing the same writerly gifts that made bestsellers of A Thousand Days in Venice and A Thousand Days in Tuscany, That Summer in Sicily, and de Blasi’ s marvelous storytelling, remind us that in order to live a rich life, one must embrace both life’s sorrow and its beauty. Here is an epic drama that takes readers from Sicily’s remote mountains to chaotic post-war Palermo, from the intricacies of forbidden love to the havoc wreaked by Sicily’s eternally bewildering culture. From the Hardcover edition.

How to Say It, Third Edition

How to Say It, Third Edition

Choice Words, Phrases, Sentences, and Paragraphs for Every Situation

  • Author: Rosalie Maggio
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101029169
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 576
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?For anyone who has ever stared at a blank page or screen?(Kaylene Weiser, organized consultant, The Wiser Way)? the revised third edition of the bestseller that offers ?a crisp, elegant way to say everything.?(Vivian Jenkins Nelson, founder, The International Institute for Interracial Interaction) The ?exceptional, wonderful, amazing?(Vivian Jenkins Nelson, founder, The International Institute for Interracial Interaction) book that has sold nearly one million copies! How to Say It® provides clear and practical guidance for what to say?and what not to say?in any situation. Covering everything from business correspondence to personal letters, this is the perfect desk reference for anyone who often finds themselves struggling to find those perfect words for: ? Apologies and sympathy letters ? Letters to the editor ? Cover letters ? Fundraising requests ? Social correspondence, including invitations and Announcements This new edition features expanded advice for personal and business emails, blogs, and international communication.

Death in Sicily

Death in Sicily

The First Three Novels in the Inspector Montalbano Series--The Shape of Water; The Terra-Cotta Dog; The Snack Thief

  • Author: Andrea Camilleri
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101664835
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 704
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Collected in one volume—the first three books in the bestselling Inspector Montalbano mystery series American readers were first introduced to Sicily’s inimitable Inspector Salvo Montalbano more than ten years ago. Since then, the detective—and his characteristic mix of humor, cynicism, compassion, and love of good food—has won the affection of crime fiction aficionados and Italophiles alike. With Andrea Camilleri’s last two mysteries appearing on the New York Times bestseller list, it’s clear that interest in the series is at an all time high. Now, Death in Sicily features the Inspector’s first three adventures in one handy volume, offering new readers just the enticement they need to get started.

Lonely Planet Reiseführer Sizilien

Lonely Planet Reiseführer Sizilien

  • Author: Vesna Maric,Gregor Clark
  • Publisher: Mair Dumont DE
  • ISBN: 3575440190
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 388
  • View: 6515
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E-Book Feature: - Zoombare Karten und Grafiken (offline verfügbar) - Google Maps-Verlinkungen - Weblinks führen direkt zu den Websites der Tipps - Praktische Volltextsuche - einfach Suchbegriff eingeben - Persönlichen Reiseplan erstellen - durch setzen von Lesezeichen und persönlichen Notizen - Kein zusätzliches Gewicht im Reisegepäck Mit dem Lonely Planet Sizilien auf eigene Faust über eine Insel der Gegensätze! Etliche Monate Recherche stecken im Kultreiseführer für Individualreisende. Auf mehr als 300 Seiten geben die Autoren Hintergrundinfos zum Reiseland, liefern Tipps für die Planung der Reise, beschreiben alle interessanten Sehenswürdigkeiten mit aktuellen Öffnungszeiten und Preisen. Auch Globetrotter, die abseits der ausgetretenen Touristenpfade unterwegs sein möchten, kommen auf ihre Kosten. Wie wäre es beispielsweise mit Familienurlaub? Agriturismi heißt nichts anderes als Ferien auf dem Bauernhof, doch auf Sizilien macht das Leben auf dem Land viel mehr Spaß. Oder lieber Outdoor-Abenteuer? Dann sollte man die Gewalt des Vulkans nicht versäumen: auf dem Gipfel selbst oder von einem Boot aus lässt sich das nächtliche Feuerwerk des Stromboli beobachten. Wo unterwegs übernachten und essen? Für jeden größeren Ort gibt es eine Auswahl an Unterkünften und Restaurants für jeden Geschmack und Geldbeutel. Abgerundet wird der Guide durch Übersichts- und Detailkarten, einem Farbkapitel zu den 8 Top-Highlights, Reiserouten, Hintergrundinformationen und - damit Sie gut verständlich ankommen - einem Sprachführer. Der Lonely-Planet-Reiseführer Sizilien ist ehrlich, praktisch, witzig geschrieben und liefert inspirierende Eindrücke und Erfahrungen. Das E-Book basiert auf: 4. deutsche Auflage 2017, Mehr Informationen zu Lonely Planet Reiseführern unter: www.lonelyplanet.de Unser Special-Tipp: Erstellen Sie Ihren persönlichen Reiseplan durch das Setzen von Lesezeichen und Ergänzen von Notizen. ... und durchsuchen Sie das E-Book in sekundenschnelle mit der praktischen Volltextsuche!

Der Sizilianer

Der Sizilianer

  • Author: Mario Puzo
  • Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
  • ISBN: 3644403414
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 512
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Im Fadenkreuz der Mafia Sizilien 1950: Die Zeit des Exils auf Sizilien neigt sich für Michael Corleone dem Ende zu. Sein Vater, der mächtige Don, hat ihn beauftragt, den jungen sizilianischen Mafioso Salvatore Giuliano nach Amerika zu begleiten. Für das sizilianische Volk ist Giuliano ein Held, doch mit seinem Kampf gegen die korrupte Regierung in Rom hat er sich einflussreiche Feinde geschaffen. Nicht nur die Polizei ist ihm auf den Fersen, sondern auch der mächtige Mafiaboss Don Croce. Wird es Michael gelingen, den Auftrag seines Vaters auszuführen?

Muslims and Christians in Norman Sicily

Muslims and Christians in Norman Sicily

Arabic-Speakers and the End of Islam

  • Author: Dr Alexander Metcalfe,Alex Metcalfe
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317829247
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
  • View: 1866
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The social and linguistic history of medieval Sicily is both intriguing and complex. Before the Muslim invasion of 827, the islanders spoke dialects of either Greek or Latin or both. On the arrival of the Normans around 1060 Arabic was the dominant language, but by 1250 Sicily was an almost exclusively Christian island, with Romance dialects in evidence everywhere. Of particular importance to the development of Sicily was the formative period of Norman rule (1061 1194), when most of the key transitions from an Arabic-speaking Muslim island to a 'Latin'-speaking Christian one were made. This work sets out the evidence for those changes and provides an authoritative approach that re-defines the conventional thinking on the subject.

Made in Sicily (english edition)

Made in Sicily (english edition)

  • Author: Vittorio Schiraldi
  • Publisher: Vittorio Schiraldi
  • ISBN: 8863691258
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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Many years after the publication of Baciamo le mani (I Kiss Your Hands) and La mafia degli occhi blu (Blue-eyed Mafia), Vittorio Schiraldi returns to the theme of the twilight of a boss, in whom it is easy to recognize the figure of Bernardo Provenzano, considered to have been the “Boss of all bosses” in Sicily. Schiraldi portrays the capo in his human dimension, inside the hideout where the Boss has shut himself up for more than thirty years in a voluntary imprisonment, from which Provenzano, perhaps unconsciously, dreams of escaping. He suspects that his long survival has made him an inconvenience for the many people who would like to see him dead. This suspicion slowly mutates into the knowledge that he has paid too high a price for the power that others now want to wrest from him; a suspicion accompanied bu the certainty that he no longer has a future. Schiraldi recounts all this in a language touched with irony and wit, at times surreal – perhaps the most appropriate way of showing the contradictions of the mafia’s world and the world of a personage who has paradoxically outlived his time, while continuing to leave a mark on our own. The novel surges out of this background: constructed like a detective story, charged with rhythm and suspense; clearly illustrating the absurd tenacity of the Sicilian boss, whose behavior at times verges on the grotesque (not unlike The Sopranos), making him a survivor isolated in a criminal reality that is now in total transformation.

A Tour in Italy and Sicily

A Tour in Italy and Sicily

  • Author: Louis Simond
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Italy
  • Page: 624
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The History and Proceedings of the House of Commons from the Restoration to the Present Time, Containing the Most Remarkable Motions, Speeches, Resolves, Reports and Conferences to be Met with in that Interval

The History and Proceedings of the House of Commons from the Restoration to the Present Time, Containing the Most Remarkable Motions, Speeches, Resolves, Reports and Conferences to be Met with in that Interval

As Also the Most Exact Estimates of the Charge of Government, State of the Public Revenue, the Rise and Growth of the National Debt, Expense of the War, Proceedings on Ways and Means, Speeches and Messages from the Throne, Addresses and Remonstrances, Also the Numbers Pro and Con Upon Every Division, Etc. ...Collected from the Best Authorities, Compared with the Journals of the House, and Illustrated with a Great Variety of Historical and Explanatory Notes. Together with a Large Appendix, Containing Exact Lists of Every Parliament, the Names of the Speakers, Their Several Posts Under the Government, and Other Valuable Supplemental Pieces

  • Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Great Britain
  • Page: N.A
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Discovering Germany

Discovering Germany

The Treasures of Beer, Castles, Food and Friends

  • Author: Maureen Mahan Copelof
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 146915000X
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 211
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Maureen Mahan Copelof and her husband, Sylvan, fell in love with Germany while stationed there with the US military. Refusing to let the adventure end with their military tour, they embarked on a journey to purchase a home in a small German town on the Neckar River, well outside the usual haunts of American tourists. Here they share their discoveries of unexpected treasures with the people they got to know; the beer, wine and food that they experienced; and the history, art, castles and fables that came alive for them.