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Journey into Cyprus

Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
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This is the account of a unique journey – a 600-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 listener's ear.

©1975 Colin Thubron (P)2018 Isis Publishing Ltd

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History of days before partition.

Essential reading for anyone who has an interest in Cyprus history. Thubron is s bit 'old school' in his travels and characters come across like eccentric extras in a film. He has provides some fascinating pieces on the history of the various sites he visits including research on past excavations and surveys.

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Wonderful Read

A marvellous way to discover Cyprus and its history. I kept a map, nearby, as I listened.

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Boring

I was looking forward to reading this book as we know Cyprus quite well ........ unfortunately I just couldn't finish it as it was so boring. Sorry

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A little dry for my taste, but well written

I found the sale a little dry. There is no doubt the book was thoroughly researched though. Worthwhile

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This book touches on greatness at times!

Old school book, well written, very British sense of humour, not for a 21st century minded individual perhaps...