Crete Homes is pleased to continue the theme of clients for whom Crete has been an inspiration.
We initially met Diana Conyers when she came into the office to discuss the sale of her apartment at the edge of town.
Diana had spent most of her working life involved in the field of international development, working and living in many countries. She had written several academic books and articles.
She first visited Crete in 2006 with her late husband. They were so fascinated by the island that in 2010 they bought an apartment in Aghios Nikolaos with the intention of moving here. Unfortunately, Diana’s husband became seriously ill before they could move. It was then that Diana considered selling the apartment. However, before she could sell it, her husband died and she decided to move here on her own.
As well as enjoying the healthy outdoor lifestyle that Crete offers such as jogging to the beach every day for her morning swim, walking, taking Greek lessons and participating in various social activities, she began to write about her experiences and observations and research into the history, language and politics of the country. She felt that because of its resources and strategic locations, the island’s history has been one of successive invasions, but the Cretans were always resistant to subjugation – in fact, they are an “uncaptured people”. And Diana felt they were still being invaded – now by the forces of globalization, manifested by an influx of people and capital, through tourism and other trade and investment. How are Crete and its people responding to this?
In UNCAPTURED CRETE, Diana argues and demonstrates, discusses and explains her thoughts and findings. While these are backed up by extensive research, she also draws on her own observations and experiences. As she says in the introduction to her book, “I hope that this will not only make the book more interesting, but also give readers some idea of what life is actually like for an outsider in Crete and, perhaps most important of all, convey something of the spirit of Crete that makes it such a fascinating place to visit”.
The book is published by Mystis Editions and available via their website | www.mystis.gr
In the UK via Gazelle Publishing Services | www.gazellebookservices.co.uk
Further information can also be obtained via Crete Homes | www.crete-homes.com