Photo gallery

Island life

“Awfully nice man here tonight,” (wrote Robert Louis Stevenson in a private letter of spring 1875), “…telling us all about the South Sea Islands till I was sick with desire to go there; beautiful places, green forever; perfect climate; perfect shapes of men and women, with red flowers in their hair; and nothing to do but study oratory and etiquette, sit in the sun and pick up the fruits as they fall.”

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Islomaniacs (or islomanes) are those who suffer from islomania, the irresistible attraction to islands first described by Lawrence Durrell in his travel book Prospero’s Cell, set in the Ionian island of Corfu.