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Sicilian Summer
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I came to Sicily an idle bystander and found myself bewitched by its neglected grandeur, sad beauty and passionate intensity in the background I hear once more the cool fizz of lemons on a hot day, the demented click of cicadas and the spluttering of battered Fiats in narrow streets: the sounds of Sicily. This is a story of family honour, religion, tragedy, sex, bitter history and sweet pastries.' Travel writer Brian Johnston accepted an invitation to attend the confirmation of a friend's god-daughter in Sicily, naively expecting little more than the chance to immerse himself in some genuine southern Italian hospitality, while exploring the vibrant tastes, smells, flavours and rituals of Sicilian food. But Sicily has a way of getting under your skin, and as well as being seduced by the island's earthy and mysterious charms, he found himself unexpectedly swept up in flamboyant family dramas and dangerous village politics, eccentric personalities and age-old feuds. A delicious and wholly irresistible tale of passion, power, politics and pasta; This is the story of a summer in Sicily.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Chapter 1 First course Chapter 2 Passion plays Chapter 3 The bold and the beautiful Chapter 4 Sweet dreams Chapter 5 Power and glory Chapter 6 Ashes and dust Chapter 7 Love bites Chapter 8 Last supper

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With its delightful focus on food, this will appeal not just to travellers but aspiring chefs and anyone who loves Italian cuisine. Brian is the winner of the highly prestigious Society of Travel Writers 2004 Travel Writer of the Year Award. This is the only contemporary travelogue about Sicily available. Sicily is a hot travel destination and this book takes the reader there. Provides quite a different and much more interesting picture of Italy than you can get in books about expats in Tuscany. CATEGORY: TRAVEL MEMOIR

About the Author

Brian Johnston is a freelance travel and features writer. His articles have appeared in newspapers such as The Age, New Zealand Herald, Straits Times and South China Morning Post as well as in numerous travel and inflight magazines around the world. He won the Australian Society of Travel Writers prestigious 2004 Travel Writer of the Year award. His previous books Boxing with Shadows and Into the Never-Never: Travels in Australia were both published by Melbourne University Press.

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