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Gaia Cecilia M. Servadio(born 1938) is an Italian writer. Servadio was born in Padua, the daughter of Bianca Prinzi and Luxardo Servadio. Her father was Jewish and her mother was Sicilian and Catholic. She received a bachelor's degree from London's Camberwell School of Art. Her first novel Tanto gentile e tanto onesta, aka Melinda, was published in 1967 by Feltrinelli in Italy and Weidenfeld & Nicolson in the UK, and was a "a runaway success".
Motya is a tiny island, scarcely larger than one kilometre square, the site of one the major cities of the Phoenicians, destroyed by the Greeks after an extended siege in 397 BC.
It is also a story of how Gaia Servadio herself fell under the island's spell.
Motya is a lovely, melancholy book' Independent 'In its richness of detail, anecdote and political intrigue, Motya has something in common with Peter Robb's superb Midnight in Sicily
Motya is a lovely, melancholy book' Independent 'In its richness of detail, anecdote and political intrigue, Motya has something in common with Peter Robb's superb Midnight in Sicily. Both authors are infatuated with the island, its tortuous history, its confusions of light and dark, of beauty and ugliness. she makes you long to visit Motya, and to look again at the Sicily that she loves' Sunday Times.
Author of Tanto gentile e tanto onesta, Mafioso, Rossini, Mozia, Traviata, Motya, Renaissance woman, The Real Traviata.
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Motya is a tiny, perfectly round island no more than a mile wide, off Sicily. It lies in a lagoon, surrounded by white salt pans and is very eerie because the only people who live there are the custodians and the archeologists working on the excavations of a Phoenician city. I first heard of it in the 1960s and was taken around by an archeologist. Then, four years ago, I went back to Sicily and made a point of returning to Motya because I remembered.