Journey Into Cyprus

Journey Into Cyprus

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Synopsis

Cyprus, spring 1972. Tensions are rising between the Greek South and the Turkish North. Within two years, the country will become divided.

It is at this distinctive time in history British travel writer Colin Thubron embarks on a 600 mile trek across the country. Moving from Greek villages to Turkish towns, the author of Shadow of the Silk Road and Night of Fire provides a profound look into the people of Cyprus - from Orthodox monks to wedding parties to peasant families - against the landscape of a beautiful Mediterranean island on the eve of chaos and tragedy. A remarkable quest rich in literature, classics and architecture, Journey Into Cyprus ingeniously intertwines the history and politics of Cyprus and its mythical past with the tumultuous present - from the master of travel books and writing, Colin Thubron.

'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

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Book information

ISBN: 9780099570257
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
Edition: New Edition
DEWEY: 915.693044
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 397
Weight: 290g
Height: 197mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 26mm