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Sicily and Scotland: an odd couple?

TullochCoverR2-RGB-SMLBrought together for the first time in the recent Sicily and Scotland: Where Extremes Meet, edited by Graham Tulloch, Karen Agutter and Luciana d’Arcangeli (Troubadour, 2014), Sicily and Scotland prove to have some surprising similarities as well as predictable differences. Both once independent nations, they are now part of larger nation-states, but each retains a deep sense of independent cultural and political identity rooted in a distinctive history and language. Both are favoured destinations of tourists and travel writers – an attraction illustrated here by studies of Scottish travellers writing about Sicily. And both have been significant sources of emigration, their peoples moving far across the world towards very different experiences as settlers in their new nations.

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