'Get away from here before you're completely bewitched and enslaved...' Dorothy Carrington was told, while sitting in a fisherman's cafe at the magically quiet midday hour.
But enslaved she was. "Granite Island", much more than a travel book, grew out of years spent in Corsica and is an incomparably vivid and delightful portrait.
For the first time Corsica is brought to light as a vital element in Europe: a highly individualistic island culture whose people have nurtured their love of freedom and political justice, as well as their pride, hospitality and poetry.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages, Illustrations, 1 map
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 29/05/2008
- Category: Travel writing
- ISBN: 9780141442273