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Journey into Cyprus

Journey into Cyprus

Author(s): Colin Thubron

Location(s): Cyprus

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Travelogue

Era(s): 1973

It was an unique journey – a 600 mile trek on foot around Cyprus, in the last year of the island’s peace. Colin Thubron writes about it and with great immediacy, intertwining myth, history and personal anecdote. What emerges is a tapestry from which characters and places, architectures and landscape all spring vividly to life.

As a guide to the island and its survival through centuries of turmoil, JOURNEY INTO CYPRUS is invaluable. As a fine narrative of travel, it is compelling.

“Thubron worked hard to know Cyprus. He is a sympathetic observer, but also a candid one. He never lets sentiment or expectation get in the way of truth.”

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