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Sicily is an island of exceptional interest, geographically, historically and culturally. The above material includes commentary on the monuments and works of art to be seen today thus linking Sicily past and present.

THE BOOKS

Published 2010

A historical guide to the city with a survey of its monuments.

“meticulously researched and beautifully written…vivid and entertaining…erudite and intimate.”
Sunday Telegraph

Published 2015

A historical guide to the city with a survey of its monuments.

“an excellent guide to a city of bewildering mixed bloods and ethnicity, mixed architecture and mixed reputations.”
The Spectator

Publication Date: May 2020

Wide-ranging articles on the history, the cities, ancient sites and the artists.

This book complements the author’s work on Syracuse and Palermo, filling in gaps in the island’s story, to form a comprehensive trilogy on Sicily.

Author

Jeremy Dummett is an expert on the history and culture of Sicily.

A British national brought up in Melbourne, Australia, he attended Geelong Grammar School from where he went on to read history at Trinity College, Cambridge. In a long vacation he took a course in Italian at Perugia University which began a lifelong interest in Italy.

During his professional career, spent in marketing with international companies, he was based in Athens and Milan as well as in London.

Since retiring, Jeremy has been a regular visitor to Sicily. His books are the result of fifteen years of researching and exploring the island.