Granite Island

Portrait of Corsica

Dorothy Carrington, Rolli Lucarotti (Introducer)

'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.
  • Penguin Classics
  • Published 29th May 2008
  • 384 Pages
  • 129mm x 198mm x 22mm
  • 281g
  • £9.99