Letters from the Mediterranean
Welcome to the website of Andrew and Suzanne Edwards, writers who take their inspiration from the Mediterranean, particularly Sicily and Spain. They enjoy sharing their passion for the books, food and language of these regions, having contributed articles to numerous publications in the fields of travel and literature. Their book, Sicily: A Literary Guide for Travellers, was published by Tauris Parke in March 2014. (Robin Hanbury-Tenison in Country Life says: 'This is a Paddy Leigh Fermor sort of book, which relies on a constant stream of anecdotes and literary references to see places and buildings, landscapes and locals through many different eyes... Sicily has everything a traveller could desire. There are innumerable excellent guides to it, but this is the ideal travelling companion, with its unique interweaving of everything that has contributed to Sicily's profound influence on art, literature, history and philosophy.') Their new book (released in Sept 2016) is Andalucía: A Literary Guide for Travellers, commissioned by the same publishing house. Max Long in The Times Literary Supplement had this to say: 'a thoughtful, thoroughly researched and remarkably well-balanced scholarly guide to the literary history of one of Spain's most eulogized regions.' They are currently working on a travel book, provisionally titled In his Master's Reflection, following in the footsteps of Lord Byron's doctor, John William Polidori. They divide their time between the United Kingdom and the beautiful northern coast of Sicily. See the videos below for a snippet about their Andalucía book and reviews of Sicily: A Literary Guide. Click on the Vimeo logo to enlarge the videos.
From antiquity to the present, the shores of the Middle Sea are bathed in the words and thoughts of many of the world's most renowned writers. The passions and creativity of humanity echo down the ages.
To hear Andrew and Suzanne talk about Sicily: A Literary Guide on Australian ABC Radio National click the speaker link below: