“Corfu: The Garden Isle” (hardcover; 310 pages; 31 x 26cm; ISBN: 0-7195-5375-X); London, UK: John Murray, 1994, 2008; Spiro Flamburiari (Author); Frank Giles (Editor); Ken Reilly (Designer); Fritz von der Schulenberg and Christopher Simon Sykes (Photographers).
Count Spiro Flamburiari, who is the inspirer and creator of this book, was born in Corfu. He is the descendant of one of the principal Corfiot families ennobled by the Venetians. Over the years he has been involved with a number of projects in Corfu. He is considered an authority on international tourism and has contributed a number of essays on the subject. He is a devoted collector of watercolours on subjects related mainly to Corfu. His involvement with Corfu has been an ongoing affair. He founded the Corfu Heritage Foundation for the purpose of promoting Anglo-Hellenic relations and preserving and supporting the cultural and architectural Heritage between Corfu and Britain. “Corfu: The Garden Isle” in text and pictures is his first book.
Fritz von der Schulenberg and Christopher Simon Sykes are both photographers of international acclaim and specialists of landscape and interiors of some of the world’s most famous houses.
Foreword by HRH The Duke of Kent
1.- Introduction by Count Spiro Flamburiari
2.- Prologue by Frank Giles
3.- “A Voyage over the Years” by Lord John Julius Norwich CVO
4a.- “History: The Early Period” by Dr Andrew Sinclair FRSL FRSA
4b.- “History: The Venetian Rule” by Lord Michael Pratt
4c.- “History: The British Protectorate” by Frank Giles
5.- “Grand Estates of Corfu” by Countess Milly Flamburiari
6.- “The Empress Elisabeth and the Achilleion” by Major John K. Forte MSB
7.- “Childhood Memories” by Gerald Durrell OBE
8.- “Architecture” by Aphrodite Agoropoulou-Birbili
9.- “Art and Artist” by Evita Arapoglou
10.- “Edward Lear” by Peter Nahum
11.- “Music” by Helena Matheopoulos
12.- “The Flowers of Corfu” by Ann Nash
13.- “With a Camera’s Eye” by Fritz von der Schulenberg & Christopher Simon Sykes
14.- “Cricket” by Lord Ian Orr-Ewing
15.- “Olive Presses” by Augustus Sordinas
16.- “Traditions and Customs” by Various Contributors
This book is available to order from the Corfu Heritage Foundation at £60.00 + postage and packing.