THE TRAITORS' CLUB

“Which is the Greek coffee and which the Turkish?”

 

In Cyprus the way you order coffee can get you into trouble, as even coffee is political.

 

But not for the author and her group of friends from both sides of the divide, who don’t want to colour themselves as either Greek or Turkish, but as Cypriots.

 

They are the Traitors’ Club, traitors because they are friends and because they have a goal that the rest of their compatriots don’t seem to share – to live together as one people.

 

Through playful banter over coffee in an Ottoman courtyard in the divided capital, Nicosia, they share their moving, funny and harrowing experiences, as over the course of their lives they went through an anticolonial struggle, internecine fighting, war, partition and endless, ineffective peace negotiations, in what has become known as ‘the Cyprus problem’.

THE ISLAND EVERYONE WANTED

Did you know that Cyprus was once at the bottom of the sea?

And that it gave its name to copper?

Or that Mark Anthony gave it to Cleopatra as a token of his love?

And that the island’s rulers once all spoke French?

Or that it was the first country in the world from where malaria was eradicated?

 

This award-winning book is full of fun facts like these. It's a history book with a difference. One that children and adults will want to treasure for ever!

 

The fabulous illustrations fire the imagination with scenes from daily life and objects from each period, such as pottery, artefacts and architecture.

 

Available in English, Greek and Turkish. Hardback only.

STORIES FROM CYPRUS

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THE TRAITORS' CLUB

Through playful banter over coffee in an Ottoman courtyard in the divided capital of Cyprus, the author and her group of friends from both sides of the divide, share their moving, funny and harrowing experiences of life on this Mediterranean island, taking in an anticolonial struggle, internecine fighting, war, partition and endless, ineffective peace negotiations, in what has become known as ‘the Cyprus problem’.

They are the Traitors’ Club, traitors because they are friends, because they don’t want to colour themselves as either Greek or Turkish, but as Cypriots, and because they have a goal that the rest of their compatriots don’t seem to share – to live together as one people.

THE ISLAND EVERYONE WANTED

Did you know that Cyprus was once at the bottom of the sea?

And that it gave its name to copper?

Or that Mark Anthony gave it to Cleopatra as a token of his love?

And that the island’s rulers once all spoke French?

Or that it was the first country in the world from where malaria was eradicated?

 

This award-winning book is full of fun facts like these. It's a history book with a difference. One that children and adults will want to treasure for ever!

 

The fabulous illustrations fire the imagination with scenes from daily life and objects from each period, such as pottery, artefacts and architecture.

 

Available in English, Greek and Turkish. Hardback only.

STORIES FROM CYPRUS

A series of five stories set in Cyprus for beginner readers of Greek. Revolving around a typical family they have storylines to which kids can relate, are full of humour and easy to read.

 

A great introduction to the Greek language. 

AT THE BEACH

The family goes to the beach. The kids have fun while the parents have their own concerns. 

AT SCHOOL

A child reluctantly gets ready for his first day at school. By the end of the day he doesn't want to go home!

THE HOTEL

A big hotel is being built on the family's favourite beach. Can they stop it?

THE MOSQUITO

You know the feeling just as you're about to fall asleep when you hear that buzzing sound in your ear? 

 

Our little friend battles with a mosquito!

THE BARBECUE

The family has friends over for kebabs. But things go wrong!

© 2017 by Marina Christofides