Where the Lemon Trees Bloom


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Author  Kenneth Savidge
Publisher  Athena Press
Publication Date   November 13, 2003
ISBN  1844011437
Pages  132

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After centuries of greatness as a Greek colony, Sicily seems to have slumbered under various occupations for a millennium or more. But with its splendid landscapes, its fabled cities and ancient temples - some still used as churches today - the island emerged in the last century as a 'must-see' for visitors to the mediterranean. . . especially females from the North: 'Brunhilde comes to Dionysius for the phallic cure' is how one young Sicilian put it. Kenneth Savidge has chosen wisely and wittily in this compilation, and his sources range from Ibn Jubair to Goethe, D. H. Lawrence and Duncan Fallowell. A delight to those of us who know Sicily well, this book will also appeal to those whose interests are literary or historical, and of course to those who are planning to visit Italy's offshore jewel 'where lemon trees bloom'.

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