Today, we have a double helping of entirely unrelated Flotsams, one from the far north of Europe and one from the far south. The first is a fascinating article from The Guardian about the Faroe Islands, and the important place that wool and knitting continue to play in their culture. You can find it here, and it's well worth a read.
he second piece is about Sicily and its rich literary heritage. From Homer and Plato through to Coleridge, Yeats and Hemingway, the island has attracted writers and stories for thousands of years. A review of Andrew and Suzanne Edwards' new book on the subject, this short essay is a great introduction.