2 Sweet and Bitter Island.

Author:Rhodes, Fred
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2 SWEET AND BITTER ISLAND

A History of the British in Cyprus

By Tabitha Morgan

Published by I.B. Tauris

ISBN 9781848853294

Price 25.00 [pounds sterling] hardback

On a sweltering day in July 1878, the men of the 42nd Royal Highlanders--the Black Watch--waded ashore at Larnaca Bay to begin the British occupation of Cyprus. Today, British tourists on sunbeds colonise the same stretch of sand. Tabitha Morgan reflects on why successive administrations failed, so catastrophically, to engage with their Cypriot subjects, and how social segregation, confusion about Cypriot identity and the poor calibre of so many administrators all...

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