The White Island: The Extraordinary History of the Mediterranean's Capital of Hedonism

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9780552771894: The White Island: The Extraordinary History of the Mediterranean's Capital of Hedonism
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"'Lively, well-researched ramble through the island's frenetic history'" ( Time Out)

"'An honest and amiable account of the oddball history of this little land of extraordinary sunsets'" ( Daily Telegraph)

"'A history of the ultimate party island which shows that the hedonists who flock there haven't always been the Union Jack-shorted variety'" ( Glamour)

"'Essential Summer reading. Keenly observed and sprinkled with a wealth of delicious titbits'" ( Q)

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The extraordinary history of the Mediterranean's capital of hedonism - Ibiza Received wisdom has it that Ibiza is an island of Union Jack-shorted beerboys singing 'Here we go, here we go, here we go' on their way to a 24-hour rave. But the reality of the island today is very different. It is, and always has been, a magnet for hedonists, but la Isla Blanca is actually a sophisticated, cosmopolitan island of enormous natural beauty - far more Jade Jagger than Jordan. The island's history reads like a history of pleasure itself. The Carthaginians established a cult there to Tanit, their goddess of sex, around 650 BC and named the Island after Bez, their god of dance. Roman centurions in need of a bit of down time between campaigns would go to Ibiza to get their kicks. And over the centuries virtually every culture around the Mediterranean has used the island either as a playground or as a dump for the kind of people who didn't quite fit in back home, but who you'd probably quite like to meet at a party. Stephen Armstrong tells for the first time the fascinating history of this fantasy island. It is a story of invasions and migrations, of artists and conmen, of drop outs and love-ins. This narrative is framed by Stephen's highly entertaining experiences during one long, golden summer on Ibiza, an island where anything can happen - and it usually does.

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