Suggested readings

I am often asked to recommend reading for my Guests. I have therefore put forth a small selection of reading that might be of interest to you. One or two might be fun and I welcome any input from you should I have missed a book or play that you think might be of interest to others…


IN SICILY by Norman Lewis, Thomas Dunn Books, St Martin’s Press, NY

THE SICILIAN VESPERS: A History of the Mediterranean World in the Later Thirteenth Century by Steven Runciman

THE LEOPARD by Giuseppe Di Lampedusa

THE BATTLE OF SICILY: How the Allies Lost Their Chance for Total Victory by Samuel W. Mitcham and Friedrich von Stauffenberg


SICILIAN CAROUSEL by Lawrence Durrell

SICILIAN UNCLES by Leonardo Sciascia (Author), N.S. Thompson

THE SHAPE OF WATER (Inspector Montalbano Mysteries)

Andrea Camilleri (and all the other novels in the Montalbano series by Andrea Camilleri)

THE ALMOND PICKER by Simonetta Agnello Hornby

THE MARCHESA by Simonetta Agnello Hornby


A HISTORY OF ITALIAN THEATRE by Joseph Farrell and Paolo Puppa

SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR by Luigi Pirandello and Stephen Mulrine

THE LATE MATTIA PASCAL by Luigi Pirandello, Charles Simic and William Weaver