IL BACIO DELLA DIONEA di Cinzia Tani È il 1° gennaio del 1900, la neve attutisce i rumori e copre di bianco le strade di Padova, illuminandola di una luce irreale. Ma l’incanto del paesaggiosvanisce quando si scopre che il manto nevoso ha cancellato le tracce delpiccolo Simone Costantini, scomparsoContinua

In the 1850s, the skirts began even larger.  They had usually  three levels of flounces (= balze; deep ruffles), very tight at the top (= strette in cima). In 1856 it was introduced a steel cage crinoline (= gabbia di acciaio). The bodice ( =corpetti) were fastened (= legati) inContinua

Wilkie Collins’s painting: Seaford , Sussex,  1857 Wilkie Collins (1824–1889)  W. Collins’ father William John Thomas Collins (1788–1847) was a well-known landscape artist, and his mother Harriet (1790–1868) was a daughter of Captain Alexander Geddes of Alderbury. Collins did not attend schools, but was tutored at home. He soon showedContinua

The Moonstone (1868) by Wilkie Collins is another example among the first detective novels. It was published in instalments (= a puntate) in Charles Dickens’ magazine All the Year Round. The story starts at Rachel Verinder’s eighteenth birthday party. Rachel receives a diamond, the Moonstone, as a gift (= dono)Continua

POLVERE DI SOLE di Tonino Guerra Rifugiato in Valmarecchia da molti anni, Tonino Guerra non ha mai smesso di produrre storie e di colorare il mondo di bellissime immagini vive. “Polvere di sole” è la sintesi della sapienza di uomini antichi, uno sguardo puro e incontaminato sul mondo, una boccataContinua

The Notting Hill Mystery first appeared – in serial form (= a puntate) – on the pages of the magazine Once A Week on 27 December 1862, illustrated by George du Maurier, grandfather of the famous writer Dafne Du Maurier (books: Rebecca, The Birds…). The author of this novel remainedContinua