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Under a Croatian Sun

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Janet P, Reviewer

Last updated on 20 Sep 2017

I Recommend This Book

Strongly

There have been plenty of books written by middle-aged folks pulling up roots and moving to places off the beaten path, but few are as delightful as Stancomb's book. He and his wife change their London=based lives for the life in a small village on Vis, an island off the coast of Croatia.

That in itself is a big enough change. When you combine it with a very old, antiquated house, villagers suspicious of outsiders, and the residue of Communism and the recent wars, you get quite a challenge to overcome, no matter how delightful the setting.

Stancomb and his wife are up to it all in this often funny and often lyrical account of their first year on Vis. It made me ready to move there!