Turkish-Cypriot Literature
North Cyprus  

Review of Select Books Published in N.Cyprus - 2000

   September Review / Eylül Kitabi - 2000

Sonia Halliday and Laura Lushington, A Photographer's Eye View of the Flowers of Northern Cyprus, SHP - Sonia Halliday Photographs publications, London; ISBN 0 9513844 0 6.


Flowers of Northern CyprusThe plants illustrated in this book reflect the full glory of the Mediterranean springtime in Northern Cyprus. The plant photographs are conveniently arranged in chronological sequence of flowering, and concentrate on those seen between October and April.

Each flower is beautifully illustrated in full colour, and accompanied by clear and accurate botanical information, including details of habitat and distribution and hints on identification.

Search the Bible and the Koran and you will find flowers, herbs, trees and shrubs.


Sonia Halliday and Laura Lushington started working as photographers for the Turkish Ministry of Tourism and Information in the early 1960s. They have both known Cyprus for many years, and in the mid-1950s spent several weeks in the keep of St Hilarion Castle, when they first photographed the Yellow Ranunculus Asiaticus.

Before returning to Northern Cyprus in 1986 to work on this book and their second book of aerial photographs, High Above Kibris, they specialised in stained glass photography and worked for seven seasons on the sculpture and stained glass of Chartres Cathedral, culminating in their book with Malcolm Miller (Pitkin Pictorials).

Sonia Halliday and Laura Lushington also run a very successful photographic agency under the name Sonia Halliday Photographs - SHP. Their many books include Stained Glass (Mitchell Beazley); Turkey, the Land and its People (Macdonals); The Life and Letters of Paul (Lion); His Land (Word); High Above the Holy Land (Hodder & Stoughton); and High Above Kibris.




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