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Evia: An Island Apart: Travels in Evia Paperback – 24 Jun 1993

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  • Paperback: 290 pages
  • Publisher: Abacus; New edition edition (24 Jun. 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0349103461
  • ISBN-13: 978-0349103464
  • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 12.4 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,451,835 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Ms. S. Bagenal on 27 May 2013
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This is good in parts. Some of the history is boring. It transported me to sunny shore and good meals.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A good travel book is like a warm bath 27 Feb. 2000
By frumiousb - Published on
Format: Paperback
And this is a good travel book. Wheeler tells of her travels through the modern Greek island of Evia-- exploring the remnants of ancient Greece (including the fascinating Dragon Houses) and the modern culture of the island. This is a warts-and-all kind of book with Wheeler being constantly harassed about her freckles and unmarried state and her opionions about Margaret Thatcher. However, she doesn't neglect the good things-- like the warm hospitality of the people and her good fortune in being able to stand as koumbara to a Greek child.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Lifting the veil off Negroponte 4 April 2002
By Jeff Giuvara - Published on
Format: Paperback
Sara Wheeler's merits as a potent travel writer and her powers of description are obvious. Her displaying of the multiple facets of this multiethnic island (Euboea is the Latinized name for Evvia, which in turn was known during the 273 year long Lombard and Venetian rule as NegroPonte, and then during the Ottomans as Egriboz) brings justice, finally, to Euboea, prior known rather as a narrow unadulterated Greek outpost.
She describes also the Arvanite (Mediaeval Albanian) community of Southern Euboea who stubbornly clings to their archaic patois. These people were invited in Euboea by the Venetians (and they inhabit to-day the romantic Cavo D'Oro aka Cape Kafireas)..
Wheeler's work is one of pioneer and she deserves aplauses..
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