Welcome to the website of Andrew and Suzanne Edwards, writers who take their inspiration from the Mediterranean, particularly Sicily and Spain.


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© 2017 Andrew and Suzanne Edwards

Letters from the


Welcome to the website of Andrew and Suzanne Edwards, authors of

literary guides to Sicily and Andalucía

'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...' Robin Hanbury-Tenison on Sicily: A Literary Guide for Travellers

December 20, 2019

This will be the cover of our new book (released in April 2020), Ghosts of the Belle Époque: The History of the Grand Hôtel et des Palmes, Palermo. Here is some detail from our publisher's website (Bloomsbury) and a link:

The Grand Hôtel et des Palmes is an icon of Pale...

June 12, 2019

Andy's translation of Alejandro Luque's Borges in Sicily: Journey with a Blind Guide is now available in paperback. 

Here are the details from the publisher's website:

When Alejandro Luque receives a book of photographs of the Argentinian writer, essayist, and poet Jorge...

August 28, 2018

We have spent the summer researching and writing for our new project, Grand Hotel Palermo: Ghosts of the Belle Epoque. The book will focus on the history of the Grand Hotel et des Palmes, commonly known in Palermo as the Hotel delle Palme.  

Through the hotel's ill...

August 28, 2018

This autumn our new book, His Master's Reflection: Travels with John Polidori, Lord Byron’s Doctor and Author of The Vampyre, will be released by SAP (Sussex Academic Press).  

Book details:

Qualifying as a doctor in 1815 at the tender age of nineteen, John Polidori...

October 18, 2017

Andy's translation of Borges in Sicily by Alejandro Luque released 16th October by  Haus Publishing.

In 1984, an aging Jorge Luis Borges, the Argentinean writer famed for his stories laden with intertextuality, philosophy, mirrors and labyrinths, visited Sicily. The eld...

September 7, 2017

Andy recently penned an article for weather2travel. Here's the intro. Click the link to read more.

Photo by David Caparrós Lorenzo

Almería is a city whose history has been dictated by the sun. Tucked into the south eastern corner of Andalucía, it faces the African coast...

August 25, 2017

We have recently set up an Instagram account and will be posting the quirky, note-worthy, esoteric and literary from our travels.

Here is our Instagram page: 


August 24, 2017

We are currently writing about the intertwined lives of poet, Lord Byron, and his young Anglo-Italian doctor, John Polidori. They shared the famous summer of 1816 on the shores of Lake Geneva at the Villa Diodati (shown in our photo below).

We have outlined Polidori's l...

December 22, 2016

We have been writing for the Times of Sicily website since its inception. After 5 years of an increasing and continuing online presence, the Times of Sicily is now proud to say that it is launching its first paper magazine. It is hoped that Edition 0 2016/17 will be th...

September 30, 2016

As of 30th September, 2016, our new literary guide published by I B Tauris will be available.  Taking the eight provinces of Andalucía, a chapter at a time, we tour the region in search of authors who have written about its landscapes, people and culture.  We have incl...

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