Gozo and the Grand Tour ta’ Thomas Freller (Midsea Books) Finalist tal-Premju Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb 2018 // Kategorija: Riċerka ta’ natura ġenerali
Some years ago, Thomas Freller published a monograph on Malta and the Grand Tour, where the subject of Gozo and its visitors was treated in a rather short chapter. After considering the wealth of material available about Gozo and the importance the island had achieved in the course of the tour by classical connoisseurs and the Romantics, the author found it only fair to dedicate a separate monograph to this subject. In fact, at one time it was the monuments of Gozo rather than the ones in Malta which attracted important travellers on their Grand Tour who first visited Gozo before crossing over to Malta. Especially in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, it was the fascination with archaeology, romanticism, and exoticism which brought eminent authors and personages to the ancient Gaulos.
Dan il-ktieb ser ikun għall-bejgħ fil-Festival Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb mis-7 sal-11 ta' Novembru 2018, Ċentru tal-Konferenzi, Dar il-Mediterran, il-Belt Valletta ...
Iż-żewġ swali fiċ-Ċentru Mediterranju għall- Konferenzi l-Belt Valletta – is- Sagra Infermerija (isfel) u s-Sala La Vallette (terran) – se jkunu qed jilqgħu lill- esebituri kollha li se jipparteċipaw fil- Festival Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb. Il-pubblikaturi, l-NGOs u l-libreriji (lokali u barranin) se jkunu fis- Sagra Infermerija, filwaqt li l-bejjiegħa u l- ħwienet tal-kotba fis- Sala La Vallette.
The two exhibition halls at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta – La Sacra Infermeria (ground floor) and La Vallette Hall (lower-ground floor) – will host the stands of this year’s exhibitors participating in the Malta Book Festival. Publishers, NGOs and libraries (both local and foreign) will be located in La Sacra Infermeria, whereas book sellers and bookshops will be exhibiting in the La Vallette Hall.
The National Book Council is the public entity that caters for the Maltese book industry. It offers several important services, whilst striving to encourage reading and to promote the book as a medium of communication in all its formats.