Order Tales of Cyprus (the book) for Christmas

If you wish to order my book as a Christmas gift, then November is the month to do this. That is the advice from Australia Post who are predicting a very busy postal period. In Australia, delivery times may vary between 2-5 working days. If you live in Cyprus, you can order my book for 40€ directly from the Tree of Life Centre in Larnaca, (9 Markou Drakou Street - Tel: 95 711801 or treeoflifelc@gmail.com). Please note that International orders (except Cyprus) may take up to 4 weeks. With the exception of Cyprus,…continue reading →

International delivery resumes…

Good news. I can now resume international delivery of my book through Australia Post. Despite an increase in overseas postage charges I will continue to offer the same delivery fee to my customers of $45AUD. The book sells for $60AUD. According to Australia Post, there will be some delays with their delivery service due to COVID-19. They are as follows:   USA:  between 10 – 25 Business days U.K:  between 9 – 15 Business days Europe:  between 9 – 20 Business days New Zealand:  between 5 – 12 Business dayscontinue reading →

COVID-19 Update

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 I am unable to send my book to customers living outside Australia. DHL and Australia Post have a ban on International air-freight. I am sorry about any inconvenience this may have caused. I hope the problem will be resolved soon and we can return to normal postage.continue reading →

Presidential award for Tales of Cyprus

A few weeks ago, I was presented with a special award from the Cypriot Government in recognition of my work with ‘Tales of Cyprus’. The award was presented to me by the Cyprus Presidential Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs and Overseas Cypriots, Mr Photis Photiou and Her Excellency Martha Mavrommati, High Commissioner of Cyprus. I was told that my community work with the Cypriot diaspora, (which includes substantial ethnographic fieldwork), was very important to Cyprus and gaining a lot of positive attention on the island. That recognition is reward enough for me, although I…continue reading →

THEY’RE HERE!

The books have arrived! I can hardly believe it. After two long years writing and designing my first proper hard-cover book the delivery truck has turned up with 1500 beautiful published treasures. What an incredible journey this has been. Today is the day I can officially introduce my book to the world and open my online store. If you want to order a copy please click the ORDER BOOK link on this right hand side of the screen.  continue reading →

The book is on it’s way…

After four long years planning, writing and designing my first book for Tales of Cyprus, I am pleased to report that it has been printed and ready to be shipped to Australia. What a journey this has been for me. Countless hours have been spent putting this book together. I can't believe that I am on the home stretch and in a few weeks from now 1500 beautifully bound books will be on my doorstep. I will be posting HOW, WHEN and WHERE you will be able to pick up a book. For…continue reading →

The Time Capsule Project – global survey

Hello again. Today I bring you some exciting news. In fact I have (what I think) is a pretty amazing idea. In collaboration with NEPOMAK (an organisation connecting young Cypriots worldwide), I would like to invite YOU to take part in a very special global survey which I am calling the Tales of Cyprus Time Capsule project. The aim of this survey is to capture and record the living memories of an ageing generation (before they disappear) about life in Cyprus before 1950. The target group therefore is anyone who grew up in…continue reading →

Tales of Cyprus coming to London in late September 2016

I am pleased to announce that I will be in London between the 20th of September until the 4th of October. My quest is to meet and hopefully interview any London-based Cypriots who were born and lived in Cyprus between 1920 and 1940. I am also looking to scan any old ORIGINAL photos that were taken in Cyprus before 1950. If you are interested or perhaps know someone who fits the above description or perhaps has in their possession old ORIGINAL photos please get in touch with me. At present I do not…continue reading →
Coming to Cyprus in October 2016

Coming to Cyprus in October 2016

Great news. I can now confirm that I will be coming to Cyprus in October this year to embark on a major research project. Put simply, I intend to travel all over the island in the hope of meeting and interviewing Cypriots who were born between 1910 and 1935. In addition to conducting these interviews, I will also be looking to scan any old family photos that were taken before 1950 to add to the Tales of Cyprus archive. My main objective is to gather enough resources to be able to bring the…continue reading →

Searching for Old Photos

2016 and another exciting year awaits me.  As always, I am anxious to meet new people to interview who were born in Cyprus between 1910 and 1950. I am also very keen to scan any old photos that were taken during that period. If you live in Melbourne and can help in any way please send me an email: conemmanuelle@talesofcyprus.com Together we can help preserve the stories of the past and pay tribute to this bygone era.continue reading →