By Peter Robb
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From the writer of M and A loss of life in Brazil comes Midnight in Sicily.
South of mainland Italy lies the island of Sicily, domestic to an historic tradition that--with its stark landscapes, wonderful coastlines, and outstanding treasure troves of artwork and archeology--has seduced tourists for hundreds of years. yet on the middle of the island's infrequent good looks is a community of violence and corruption that reaches into each nook of Sicilian lifestyles: Cosa Nostra, the Mafia. Peter Robb lived in southern Italy for over fourteen years and recounts its sensuous pleasures, its literature, politics, artwork, and crimes.
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289-90). Cafagna does not mention silk reeling, yet this branch of the silk industry was also able to modernise considerably after the disease which had hit cocoon production in the 1850s. The myriad of small and very small reeling mills, owned directly by a landowner or a merchant, gave way, through a process of concentration, to a smaller number of larger mills, often run jointly with a silk throwing mill. Steam power was introduced in almost every mill, and the old handdriven machines were replaced by new ones, while special boilers were used for heating the water to the desired temperature, replacing the individual coal fires.
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