Dorothy Carrington—Granite Island: A Portrait of Corsica
Travelogue of the Week
One of the best travelogues we’ve ever read.
In the 1930s, Dorothy came to Corsica on a one-time visit and, when her husband lost interest and left, stayed on alone. Over the next fifty years, she drove, bussed, and hitchhiked solo into every cranny of the notoriously violent island, with hardly a thought for her personal safety. Along the way, she uncovered a wealth of ancient legend and tradition that bubbled so much closer to the surface than in the modern, hyper-organized, self-suppressed world she’d left behind.
Everything you ever wanted to know about Vendetta, bandits, invaders, witches, evil eyes, ancient megaliths, maquis, granite mountains, and Napoleon Bonaparte's family. And more.