By Chris Elliott…….
On a recent visit to the Gardens of Irini in Bellapais to meet Jay Wadams at his photographic exhibition he mentioned that he is helping Deirdre Guthrie with the publishing of a book based upon a manuscript that her father had written many years ago which really opens the door to Cyprus past.
For lovers of the history of Cyprus, this is a must book to read as it focuses on the life and times of people who came to Cyprus to make new lives in a peaceful village at a time before the Cyprus history started its well documented changes and we give a hint of the fascinating account of past village life as under.
For our local readers, Jay told us that this book which is being published in Germany should become available in North Cyprus during July 2016.
A Bell in Bellapais
by John Guthrie
Dreams soon fade into regrets
unless you seize them on impulse.
You have to believe in them and make them real.
Cyprus 1948. John and Vivian Guthrie, along with their small daughter Deirdre, stumble upon the beautiful and untouched village of Bellapais.
A chance meeting with a local leads to a decision that will change the course of their lives forever, as they adapt to village life in this enchanting
true story of life on the island of Cyprus.