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domenica 18 aprile 2010

Saturday walk (3 of 3)

This is the paradise
we found at the
end of the path...

The water was calling us......
Do you hear that voice too?
..come to sardinia...

6 commenti:

  1. Oh, I want to put my feet in this water! Carla

  2. Si....stamattina abbiamo passato una splendida mattinata proprio in questa spiaggia....siamo andati all'avventura ed ho pensato che se anche non avessi trovato la tua spiaggia ne sarebbe venuto fuori qualcosa di interessante..ed invece è proprio lei! quest'estate andiamo tutti li!

  3. @ Carla the water was still cold though..
    @Argelide..e così l'hai trovata...hai seguito le tracce..bella eh! almeno fino a metà Luglio è nostra...speriamo di non trovare sorprese!!

  4. so lovely and at this time of the year! But I'nm surprised to hear it's still cold...

  5. What a beautiful area Monika! My cousin's husband is from Sardinia, and they sent photos last year from their vacation. Beautiful, beautiful water, and you have shown some more lovely areas! I have told my cousin they need to plan a trip there if we make it back over so we can see the beauty of Sardinia too!!

  6. I was most interested in your articles on Sardinia. You might be interested in my recent novel, Sardinian Silver, set in Sardinia in the 1960s, when it was a very different place (including the infamous "bandit" village of Orgosolo.) Incidentally, I think it would make a very good film.



    Finding One’s Self on a Romantic Island That Time Forgot
    Sardinian Silver

    How many young people have dreamt of self and sexual discovery in a far off, exotic place? Arthur Fraser, the main character of Sardinian Silver by A. Colin Wright, not only dreamt of it, he realized his dream. Recruited to represent a travel firm from his homeland of Great Britain, Arthur arrives in the resort town of Alghero on the Island of Sardinia in the Mediterranean Sea and is instantly bewitched. Based on his own time on Sardinia, Wright’s captivating and oftentimes hilarious novel follows the exploits of a young man trying to find love while assimilating to an archaically orthodox society.

    Sardinian Silver opens with Arthur sailing across the Tyrrhenian Sea towards his new home. On his journey to Sardinia, Arthur meets a native Sardinian named Gavino. Eager to make a new friend, let alone a British one, Gavino strikes up a conversation with Arthur and quickly offers to show Arthur his island. Gavino is the first in a cavalcade of characters, serious, humorous and tragic, that help make Sardinian Silver the engaging recollection that it is.

    Once settled into the Sardinian resort at which he is working, Arthur sets out on achieving the one thing he wants most; finding a Sardinian girlfriend. He knows that this will not be easy, as Gavino has already warned him. Sardinia in the 1960s was still very culturally undeveloped. Sardinia’s residents viewed mainland Italians and continentals (the British counted among them) as immoral and contaminated by modern society. Still, this does not dissuade Arthur from his task.

    “It was ten past nine. Quickly the girls had gone.
    Parties like this were so promising, yet so empty. I recall another one, with Gavino and some of Marcella’s friends, where one girl enjoyed a few hidden caresses while we clutched together publicly, but reacted scornfully when I attempted to get her outside alone, and the others were quite shocked. Except for Marcella, who made fun of me. Hug and hold tightly in a dance, but be satisfied with this brief, despairing feel of another body, for it’s all you’re going to get unless you pay a prostitute for more: southern Italy in a nutshell. Yet Sardinia was a land of promise, which I loved even if it remained unfulfilled.”

    In the tradition of Brideshead Revisited and The Lost Girl, Sardinian Silver is a charming and witty novel of growth, loss and realization that is sure to delight even the most critical reader.

    A. Colin Wright was born and raised in the county of Essex, England. After serving as a linguist in the British Royal Air Force, Wright attended Cambridge University where he earned undergraduate and graduate degrees. In 1964, he was appointed a professor of Russian at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He remained at Queen’s until his retirement in 1999 and still resides there today. Dr. Wright is married and has two grown sons. See also, and

    Sardinian Silver can be ordered at any bookstore, or online at or any Amazon site


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