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Coming home .

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:16 am
by Jeffstclair
This story from last year made me smile and lifted my spirits .

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-44242621

Re: Coming home .

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:22 am
by paul g
Brilliant.

Re: Coming home .

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:47 am
by Maud
Thanks for that Jeff. - What a great story.

Re: Coming home .

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:22 pm
by filippos
Thanks for that, Jeff.

Re: Coming home .

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:30 pm
by jackdaw
Our adopted village - Koukounara, above Kissamos - has several derelict properties that the locals describe as belonging to Turkish people (muslims) who were 'relocated' in early20th century. The properties are untouched since those times. Has anyone read 'Birds Without Wings' by Louis de Berniers? A story that describes the upheavals of that era.

Re: Coming home .

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:29 pm
by filippos
jackdaw wrote:........Has anyone read 'Birds Without Wings' by Louis de Berniers? A story that describes the upheavals of that era.
Yes and a thoroughly good read - entertaining and, in my case, educational about the history of that period.

Re: Coming home .

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:51 pm
by Jean
'Birds Without Wings' by Louis de Bernières?

Highly recommended

Re: Coming home .

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:25 am
by Eleni13
Definitely. Informative and , as you would expect from this author, touching.

Re: Coming home .

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:18 am
by Kilkis
I agree it is a good read and paints a picture of the period that can be useful for people who know little of the history of the period but remember it is a novel - don't think of it as a history book.

Warwick

Re: Coming home .

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:37 pm
by jackdaw
Kilkis wrote:I agree it is a good read and paints a picture of the period that can be useful for people who know little of the history of the period but remember it is a novel - don't think of it as a history book.

Warwick

I agree that it is a novel, and accept that the events surrounding the individual characters are fictional. However, I believe that much of it is historically accurate.