AN ISLAND APART
Cyprus: An Island Apart is an account
of the personal experiences of the author as he travelled throughout
Cyprus over a three year period. He visits all the places of major
cultural and historical interest on the island, north and south.
In a sometimes light, sometimes serious vein, he describes what
he saw. With equal warmth, joy and perception, he tells of the ruins,
the monasteries, the old castles, the big towns and small villages,
the Byzantine churches and ancient temples and, as well, of course,
the people he met along the way, Greek Cypriot, Turkish Cypriot
You will find him lost among hills
in the north, praying to the local saint for deliverance and again
lost at night on a country road in the south. He 'gatecrashes' a
reception given by the president's daughter, and leaves his wife
outside as he spends his time with a sick man inside the oldest
monastery in Cyprus. He also attempts to explain briefly the political
impasse that exists today. Always on his journeys the author takes
with him the discerning and curious visitor who has a limited time
to spend in the country, or who alternatively wants to mix a couple
of weeks beach holiday with a modest and selective tour of the major
places of interest on the island.
210 x 138 mm, 296pp, paperback.