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Beautifully packaged reissue of Colin Thubron's classic which bring the whole of his backlist into Vintage

The people, their history and the beauty of an island on the brink of tragedy.

This is the account of a unique journey - a six-hundred-mile trek on foot around Cyprus in the last year of the island's peace. Colin Thubron intertwines myth, history and personal anecdote in a quest from which the characters and places, architecture and landscape all spring vividly to the reader's eye.

Reviews

Thubron writes very well indeed... He carries with him the talisman of erudition combined with intuition

Sunday Times

Thubron knows the real Cypriots... He evinces a never unsympathetic observation and a respect for the incongruous that put him in the category of Kinglake and Edward Lear

Daily Telegraph

Purchased by blistered and bleeding feet, this picture is extraordinarily detailed and vivid... An accomplished linguist and historian, his passionate concern for antiquity in all its aspects - mythological, architectural, conceptual - lends weight and warmth to every chapter

Financial Times

Colin Thubron is in a class of his own

Scotsman

Most memorable and full of insight

Lawrence Durrell

Thubron writes very well indeed... He carries with him the talisman of erudition combined with intuition

Sunday Times

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099570257

    August 1, 2012

    Vintage

    416 pages

    RRP $24.99

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