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The Terracotta Dog
THE TERRACOTTA DOG (Il cane di terracotta) is a 1996 novel by Andrea Camilleri , translated into English in 2002 by Stephen Sartarelli . It is the second novel in the internationally popular Inspector Montalbano series. While chasing down a mafia crime, Montalbano finds a cave with symbolic artifacts and the bodies of two young lovers, hidden since World War II. While it was the second of the published books, the movie was actually produced by RAI
RAI
out of order, two years later in 2000, as the 4th film. PLOTThe story starts off with "Tano Il Greco", a tired mafia boss, making a deal with Montalbano to stage his arrest in order for him to save face. The arrest causes Montalbano to have to appear at a press conference and be considered for promotion, both of which he does not appreciate
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Hardcover
A HARDCOVER or HARDBACK (also known as HARDBOUND, and sometimes as CASE-BOUND) book is one bound with rigid protective covers (typically of cardboard covered with buckram or other cloth , heavy paper , or occasionally leather ). It has a flexible, sewn spine which allows the book to lie flat on a surface when opened. Following the ISBN
ISBN
sequence numbers, books of this type may be identified by the abbreviation Hbk. Detail of "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea", first English edition (1873), showing cloth pattern on cover Hardcover
Hardcover
books are often printed on acid-free paper , and they are much more durable than paperbacks , which have flexible, easily damaged paper covers. Hardcover
Hardcover
books are marginally more costly to manufacture
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Picador (imprint)
PICADOR is an imprint of Pan Macmillan in the United Kingdom and Australia and of Macmillan Publishing in the United States. Both companies are owned by Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group . Picador was launched in the UK in 1972 with the aim of publishing outstanding international writing in paperback. In 1990, Picador started publishing its own hardcovers. Picador authors have included Jonathan Franzen , Michael Chabon
Michael Chabon
, Angela Carter , Thomas Pynchon , Raj Patel
Raj Patel
, Jon Ronson
Jon Ronson
, Pankaj Mishra , Bret Easton Ellis and Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie

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Macmillan Publishers
MACMILLAN PUBLISHERS LTD (occasionally known as THE MACMILLAN GROUP) is an international publishing company owned by Holtzbrinck Publishing Group . It has offices in 41 countries worldwide and operates in more than thirty others. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Macmillan in the United States * 1.2 E-books and price fixing charges * 1.3 Corruption charges * 2 Divisions * 3 See also * 4 Notes and references * 5 Further reading * 6 External links HISTORY This logo appeared in Leslie Stephen\'s biography of Alexander Pope , published by Macmillan & Co in 1880. Macmillan was founded in 1843 by Daniel and Alexander Macmillan , two brothers from the Isle of Arran
Isle of Arran
, Scotland
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Paperback
A PAPERBACK is a type of book characterized by a thick paper or paperboard cover, and often held together with glue rather than stitches or staples . In contrast, hardcover or hardback books are bound with cardboard covered with cloth. The pages on the inside are made of paper. Inexpensive books bound in paper have existed since at least the 19th century in such forms as pamphlets , yellowbacks , dime novels , and airport novels . Modern paperbacks can be differentiated by size. In the U.S., there are "mass-market paperbacks " and larger, more durable "trade paperbacks ." In the U.K., there are A-format, B-format , and the largest C-format sizes. Paperback
Paperback
editions of books are issued when a publisher decides to release a book in a low-cost format. Cheaper, lower quality paper; glued (rather than stapled or sewn) bindings; and the lack of a hard cover may contribute to the lower cost of paperbacks
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Allied Invasion Of Sicily
UNITED KINGDOM AND CANADA: 2,721 KIA 7,939 wounded 2,183 MIA UNITED STATES: 2,811 KIA 6,471 wounded 686 MIA ITALY: 4,678 KIA 32,500 wounded 152,933 MIA/POW GERMANY: 4,325 KIA 13,500 wounded 10,106 MIA/POW * v * t * e Battle of the Mediterranean * Malta * Club Run ¹ * Malta Convoys ¹ * Espero  ¹² * Mers-el-Kébir * Calabria ¹² * Cape Spada * Hurry  ¹ *
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RAI
The RAI
RAI
(full name RAI
RAI
– RADIOTELEVISIONE ITALIANA S.P.A. (pronounced ; commercially styled RAI; known until 1954 as RADIO AUDIZIONI ITALIANE) is the national public broadcasting company of Italy, owned by the Ministry of Economy and Finance . The RAI
RAI
operates many DVB and Sat television channels and radio stations, broadcasting via digital terrestrial transmission (15 television and 7 radio channels nationwide) and from several satellite platforms. It is the biggest television broadcaster in Italy
Italy
and competes with Mediaset
Mediaset
, and other minor television and radio networks. The RAI
RAI
has a relatively high television audience share of 33.8%
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Mystery Novel
MYSTERY FICTION is a genre of fiction usually involving a mysterious death or a crime to be solved. In a closed circle of suspects, each suspect must have a credible motive and a reasonable opportunity for committing the crime. The central character must be a detective who eventually solves the mystery by logical deduction from facts fairly presented to the reader. Sometimes mystery books are nonfictional . "Mystery fiction" can be detective stories in which the emphasis is on the puzzle or suspense element and its logical solution such as a whodunit . Mystery fiction can be contrasted with hardboiled detective stories, which focus on action and gritty realism. Mystery fiction may involve a supernatural mystery where the solution does not have to be logical, and even no crime involved
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International Standard Book Number
The INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER (ISBN) is a unique numeric commercial book identifier. An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation (except reprintings) of a book. For example, an e-book , a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007. The method of assigning an ISBN is nation-based and varies from country to country, often depending on how large the publishing industry is within a country. The initial ISBN configuration of recognition was generated in 1967 based upon the 9-digit STANDARD BOOK NUMBERING (SBN) created in 1966. The 10-digit ISBN format was developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and was published in 1970 as international standard ISO 2108 (the SBN code can be converted to a ten digit ISBN by prefixing it with a zero)
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Crime Novel
CRIME FICTION is the literary genre that fictionalises crimes , their detection, criminals, and their motives . It is usually distinguished from mainstream fiction and other genres such as historical fiction or science fiction , but the boundaries are indistinct. Crime
Crime
fiction has multiple subgenres , including detective fiction (such as the whodunit ), courtroom drama , hard-boiled fiction and legal thrillers . Suspense and mystery are key elements that are nearly ubiquitous to the genre
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Stephen Sartarelli
STEPHEN SARTARELLI (born 1954 in Youngstown, Ohio ) is an American poet and translator . CONTENTS * 1 Life * 2 Awards * 3 Works * 3.1 Poetry * 3.2 Essays * 3.3 Translations * 3.3.1 Poetry * 3.3.2 Prose * 4 References * 5 External links LIFESartarelli graduated from Antioch College and New York University
New York University
. Specialized in translations from French and Italian into English , among other things he has translated the popular Inspector Montalbano series of detective novels written by the Italian writer Andrea Camilleri . Sartarelli lives in France
France
with his wife. AWARDS * 2001 Raiziss/de Palchi Translation Award from The Academy of American Poets for Songbook: The Selected Poems of Umberto Saba.WORKSPOETRY * "Seasons of Mars". New Arcadia Review. * "Lament for the Bamiyan Buddhas". Titanic Operas. * "Openings, Endings". Titanic Operas
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Sicily
SICILY (/ˈsɪsɪli/ SISS-i-lee ; Italian : Sicilia , Sicilian : Sicìlia) is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
. It is an autonomous region of Italy
Italy
, in Southern Italy
Italy
along with surrounding minor islands, officially referred to as Regione Siciliana. Sicily
Sicily
is located in the central Mediterranean Sea, south of the Italian Peninsula
Italian Peninsula
, from which it is separated by the narrow Strait of Messina
Messina
. Its most prominent landmark is Mount Etna , the tallest active volcano in Europe, and one of the most active in the world, currently 3,329 m (10,922 ft) high. The island has a typical Mediterranean climate
Mediterranean climate
. The earliest archaeological evidence of human activity on the island dates from as early as 12,000 BC
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Italy
Coordinates : 43°N 12°E / 43°N 12°E / 43; 12 Italian Republic Repubblica Italiana (Italian ) Flag Emblem ANTHEM: Il Canto degli Italiani (Italian ) "The Song of the Italians" Location of Italy
Italy
(dark green) – in Europe
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Sicilian Language
51-AAA-re & -rf (mainland 51-AAA-rc in Italian : Siciliano; also known as SICULO (siculu) or CALABRO-SICILIAN) is a Romance language spoken on the island of Sicily
Sicily
and its satellite islands. It is also spoken in southern and central Calabria
Calabria
(where it is called SOUTHERN CALABRO), in the southern parts of Apulia , Salento
Salento
(where it is known as Salentino ), and Campania
Campania
, on the Italian peninsula
Italian peninsula
, where it is called Cilentano (Gordon, 2005 ). The Ethnologue (see below for more detail) describes Sicilian as being "distinct enough from Standard Italian to be considered a separate language" (Gordon ) and is recognized as a "minority language" by UNESCO
UNESCO

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Italian Language
ITALIAN ( italiano (help ·info ) or lingua italiana ) is a Romance language
Romance language
. By most measures, Italian, together with Sardinian , is the closest to Latin
Latin
of the Romance languages. Italian is an official language in Italy
Italy
, Switzerland
Switzerland
, San Marino
San Marino
, Vatican City and western Istria
Istria
(in Slovenia
Slovenia
and Croatia
Croatia
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