Coming home .

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Jeffstclair
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Coming home .

Postby Jeffstclair » Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:16 am

This story from last year made me smile and lifted my spirits .

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

paul g
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Re: Coming home .

Postby paul g » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:22 am

Brilliant.

Maud
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Re: Coming home .

Postby Maud » Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:47 am

Thanks for that Jeff. - What a great story.

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Re: Coming home .

Postby filippos » Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:22 pm

Thanks for that, Jeff.

jackdaw
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Re: Coming home .

Postby jackdaw » Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:30 pm

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.

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Re: Coming home .

Postby filippos » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:29 pm

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.

Jean
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Re: Coming home .

Postby Jean » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:51 pm

'Birds Without Wings' by Louis de Bernières?

Highly recommended

Eleni13
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Re: Coming home .

Postby Eleni13 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:25 am

Definitely. Informative and , as you would expect from this author, touching.

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Re: Coming home .

Postby Kilkis » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:18 am

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.

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jackdaw
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Re: Coming home .

Postby jackdaw » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:37 pm

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.


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