This is an account of a 600-mile trek on foot around Cyprus in the last year of the island`s peace. The author intertwines myth, history and personal anecdote with descriptions of characters, places, architecture and landscape and traces the island's survival through centuries of invasion.
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COLIN THUBRON is an acknowledged master of travel writing, and the winner of many prizes and awards. His first writing was about the Middle East -- Damascus, Lebanon and Cyprus. In 1982 he travelled into the Soviet Union in an ancient Morris Marina, pursued by the KGB, a journey he recorded in Among the Russians. From these early experiences developed his classic travel books: Behind the Wall""(winner of the Hawthornden Prize and the Thomas Cook Travel Award), The Lost Heart of Asia, In Siberia""(Prix Bouvier) and Shadow of the Silk Road""(all available in Vintage). In 2010 Colin Thubron became President the Royal Society of Literature.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140124063