25 Jul 2022

When the first Victorian lady to reside in the island, Mrs Esmé Scott-Stevenson, arrived, she was appalled by the appearance of the natives:

When the first Victorian lady to reside in the island, Mrs Esmé Scott-Stevenson, arrived, she was appalled by the appearance …

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18 Jul 2022

Emile Deschamps in 1897 described the Cypriot women at the Fete de Venus, the Kataklysmos fiesta:

Emile Deschamps in 1897 described the Cypriot women at the Fete de Venus, the Kataklysmos fiesta:

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11 Jul 2022

Patrick Balfour, 3rd Lord Kinross, writer and traveller came to Cyprus in 1950; he spent some months in Lapithos, staying with Austin Harrison’s junior partner Pearce Hubbard. In his book The Orphaned Realm, Balfour recorded some obscure observations:

Patrick Balfour, 3rd Lord Kinross, writer and traveller came to Cyprus in 1950; he spent some months in Lapithos, staying …

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04 Jul 2022

Lawrence Durrell loved Kyrenia, where he spent most of his time. In Bitter lemons he writes:

Lawrence Durrell loved Kyrenia, where he spent most of his time. In Bitter lemons he writes:

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27 Jun 2022

The French antiquarian Edmond Duthoit was in Cyprus in 1863 and 1865 collecting antiquities. He came across an interesting acquaintance in Famagusta:

The French antiquarian Edmond Duthoit was in Cyprus in 1863 and 1865 collecting antiquities. He came across an interesting acquaintance …

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20 Jun 2022

Archduke Louis Salvador of Austria was enchanted by Nicosia and wrote a book about his visit in 1873

Archduke Louis Salvador of Austria was enchanted by Nicosia and wrote a book about his visit in 1873:

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13 Jun 2022

In 1733, Count Chancellor and Commander of the Royal Nordstjerne Order, Mr Eduard Carleson, visited Cyprus.

In 1733, Count Chancellor and Commander of the Royal Nordstjerne Order, Mr Eduard Carleson, visited Cyprus. Writing about Kythrea, Chitri, …

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10 Jun 2022

Esme Scott-Stevenson, was very observant of the local population and indeed of the local women.

Esme Scott-Stevenson, was very observant of the local population and indeed of the local women:

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05 Jun 2022

Sir Harry Luke, writing about Kyrenia in the 1930s, expressed himself in a most emotional way.

Sir Harry Luke, writing about Kyrenia in the 1930s, expressed himself in a most emotional way.

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