• "Thubron writes very well indeed... He carries with him the talisman of erudition combined with intuition"

    Sunday Times
  • "Thubron knows the real Cypriots... He evinces a never unsympathetic observation and a respect for the incongruous that put him in the category of Kinglake and Edward Lear"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Purchased by blistered and bleeding feet, this picture is extraordinarily detailed and vivid... An accomplished linguist and historian, his passionate concern for antiquity in all its aspects - mythological, architectural, conceptual - lends weight and warmth to every chapter"

    Financial Times
  • "Colin Thubron is in a class of his own"

  • "Most memorable and full of insight"

    Lawrence Durrell