Granite Island ePUB ñ Paperback

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Granite Island ePUB ñ Paperback Frederica Dorothy Violet Carrington June – January was an expatriate British writer domiciled for over half her life in Corsica She was one of the twentieth century's leading scholars on the island's culture and history about which she wrote numerous books and articles.

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  • El

    Granite Island ePUB ñ Paperback granite book, island pdf, Granite Island eBookTo get a real feel for the book itself or even while reading this review take a listen sie to some Corsican chants It's like a C


  • Vanessa Couchman

    Granite Island ePUB ñ Paperback granite book, island pdf, Granite Island eBookIf you want to go to Corsica read this book first I have lost count of the number of times I have read it and each time my knowledge of this fascinating elusive island is enriched Dorothy Carrington first visited Corsica shortly after World War II when the island was already experiencing changes that would transform its centuries old culture She was bewitched by the island and became a renowned authority on its history and culture living there for than 50 years until her death in 2002 The depth of her scholarship is breathtaking interspersed with her personal experiences of travelling around Corsica and I find myself constantly dipping into this book The writing is luminous witty acerbic but intensely empathetic with the people she meets Aspects are a little dated she belonged to a prewar aristocracy that no longer exists and she regarded certain aspects of Corsica from that viewpo


  • Theboymallett

    Granite Island ePUB ñ Paperback granite book, island pdf, Granite Island eBookFor as far back as I can remember I had wanted to visit Corsica though I’m not uite sure why Probably the limit of what I knew about it aside from being an island in the Mediterra


  • Elizabeth

    Granite Island ePUB ñ Paperback granite book, island pdf, Granite Island eBookI wonderful book This is among the best travel books that I have read excellent writing with a great deal of color and expression; a sense of the importance of history and culture a wonderful


  • Katharine Mill

    Granite Island ePUB ñ Paperback granite book, island pdf, Granite Island eBookThis book was my companion on a recent trip to Corsica and was everything I want from a travel guide that I can't get from a Google search eg on '10 best beaches near Calvi' 'where to eat in Propriano' etc and you don't need a book for that any Through history anecdotes and personal obse


  • Bill

    Granite Island ePUB ñ Paperback granite book, island pdf, Granite Island eBookThis book was really bucking for a fifth star by being head and shoulders above the other English language books on Corsica Still the embarrassingly dated social theory that keeps popping up in the first half of the book and the deeply grating fact that she never says what year it is on any of her trips did impede my enjoymentuibbles notwithstanding this book has and better history and social insight both of the island and people as a whole and of pa


  • Caroline

    Granite Island ePUB ñ Paperback granite book, island pdf, Granite Island eBookI loved this book beautifully written to make even politics readable I knew very about Corsica when I started out Rally location and something about Napoleon Now I want to know about how it has changed since the sixties presumably they suffer the same issues as the rest of Europe Maybe not Have they retained their incredible sense of independence Loved it loved it loved it Slow going in some places the combination of travel journal and historical commentary needed attention than the average light reading but all the better for that


  • Kirsty Keddie

    Granite Island ePUB ñ Paperback granite book, island pdf, Granite Island eBookI read this whilst travelling through Corsica however found this to be much than a well written account of the island and its history Dorothy Carrington was such an amazing character in her own right She makes her journey and decisions with an abandon that I love her for and I am in awe at her ability and joy in grabbing every moment in her life and being un phased by things that would terrify me from missing busses hitching lifts with strangers being the only guest in hotels run by mad peopleto dancing till dawn night after night with friends casually met on the way


  • Sharmyn (Lumsden) Lilly

    Granite Island ePUB ñ Paperback granite book, island pdf, Granite Island eBookthe ultimate travel book gripping and inspiring The author's travels through Corsica at the time were treacherous dangerous and exciting and what she reveals to the reader are extraordinary I bought this book in a bookstore during a visit to Corsica the Mediterrean mountain island and devoured it For women readers I think you will find this book and the author inspiring and wonderful Male readers probably will also but women should not miss it


  • Paul

    Granite Island ePUB ñ Paperback granite book, island pdf, Granite Island eBookA very fine description of Corsican s music and tradition Like another reviewer I was a little disappointed with the lack of dates and times Would have been nice to know what was happening at a specific time I also felt that from time to time her aristocratic background came through in her relations with certain people and why no mention of her divorce at all Surely that had an influence on her passion for Corsica A very good read but does show its age


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