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Sardinian Silver [Paperback]

A. Colin Wright
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Oct. 17 2008
To Arthur Fraser, a young Englishman, Sardinia in 1960 is perfect. It's an island filled with Roman ruins, exotic scenery, local customs, and morally traditional values-he loves everything. To assimilate into the strange and belong to a society different from his own has always been his desire. Arthur arrives in the resort town of Alghero to work as a representative for a tourist company. His ambition is to find a Sard girl for himself. He is quickly thwarted, though, by the orthodox beliefs of the inhabitants. Unmarried couples cannot meet without chaperones, and anyone with "continental" attitudes is immoral. Arthur quickly learns that dating is fraught with real dangers. When Arthur finally falls in love with Anna, a Sard girl, he discovers that she lives in Rome and is no longer accepted at home. But she then falls in love with one of his best friends, and Arthur becomes irrationally obsessed. He incessantly schemes about winning back her affections, despite her efforts to dissuade him. In Sardinian Silver, author Wright masterfully evokes a mysterious society, its flamboyant people, and the Island's beauty. Like Arthur, you'll never want to leave Sardinia, with its wide sands, low hills, sun, and blue sea and its superficial pleasantness of life.

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4.0 out of 5 stars To discover love is the greatest adventure! June 3 2010
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Sardinian Silver

During the 1960's the island of Sardinia provided an exotic setting for Arthur Fraser in both business and pleasure.

Arthur, by trade, is a travel representative from England and has the good fortune of working the summer at this quiet, undeveloped tourist hotspot. Sardinia, off the coast of Italy, has charm and romance around every corner. Many come to soak up the sun, experience the relaxed lifestyle and absorb the culture but leave with much more. The island has also cast its spell on Arthur as he, with all his youthful vigor, is determined to find love or the idea of it.

Arthur soon develops a small circle of friends while pursuing the young ladies during his summer stay. These friends help him understand the customs and traditions of Sardinia while others remind him of home. It is not long before he is smitten by one particular Sardinian girl and finds himself going to the ends of the earth to win her heart. Unfortunately for our young Author, he has a lopsided competition for the girl's love with one of his closest friends.

Love is, indeed, in the air for Arthur but not where he expects it to be. In his youthful exuberance he misses the signs of attraction and love that can be discovered only with age and experience. Will Arthur win the heart of the girl he loves or learn a very important lesson of life?

From the first word, A. Colin Wright's love for Italy takes center stage. Instantly, you find yourself walking the streets of Sardinia with Arthur.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not very interesting March 11 2014
By Jo - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was forgettable. I was looking for a book set in Sardinia to help me understand Sardinia. This was just okay..
3.0 out of 5 stars Romance, Scenery, Italy July 22 2012
By Mitzi L Gentry - Published on Amazon.com
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Sardinian Silver

by A. Colin Wrigh

Being a wine lover, the picture on the cover of the book was awesome. You can really tell the author felt passionate about the culture he was writing about. If you like romance, beautiful descriptive scenery you will love this book. During the 1960's the island of Sardinia provided an exotic setting for Arthur Fraser in both business and pleasure.
Arthur's occupation,is a travel representative from England and has the good fortune of working the summer in this small undeveloped tourist hotspot. Sardinia, off the coast of Italy. Arthur soon develops a small circle of friends while pursuing the young ladies during his summer stay. These friends help him understand the customs and traditions of Sardinia while others remind him of home. It is not long before he is falls in love with one particular Sardinian girl and finds himself going to the ends of the earth to win her heart.
4.0 out of 5 stars To discover love is the greatest adventure. June 2 2010
By Steven Knight - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
During the 1960's the island of Sardinia provided an exotic setting for Arthur Fraser in both business and pleasure.

Arthur, by trade, is a travel representative from England and has the good fortune of working the summer at this quiet, undeveloped tourist hotspot. Sardinia, off the coast of Italy, has charm and romance around every corner. Many come to soak up the sun, experience the relaxed lifestyle and absorb the culture but leave with much more. The island has also cast its spell on Arthur as he, with all his youthful vigor, is determined to find love or the idea of it.

Arthur soon develops a small circle of friends while pursuing the young ladies during his summer stay. These friends help him understand the customs and traditions of Sardinia while others remind him of home. It is not long before he is smitten by one particular Sardinian girl and finds himself going to the ends of the earth to win her heart. Unfortunately for our young Author, he has a lopsided competition for the girl's love with one of his closest friends.

Love is, indeed, in the air for Arthur but not where he expects it to be. In his youthful exuberance he misses the signs of attraction and love that can be discovered only with age and experience. Will Arthur win the heart of the girl he loves or learn a very important lesson of life?

From the first word, A. Colin Wright's love for Italy takes center stage. Instantly, you find yourself walking the streets of Sardinia with Arthur. You feel the sand between your toes as they relax at the beach. With each passing page, it is virtually impossible not to identify with Arthur as he confronts his torrent of emotions and desires in a setting rich with culture and beauty.

"Sardinian Silver" delivers the multiple levels of emotional development experienced by men in their youth. Wright has skillfully developed an exquisite group of settings in which the story unfolds. If you enjoy youthful romance surrounded by an exotic setting then "Sardinian Silver" is a must have.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A very good read May 1 2010
By Laurie G - Published on Amazon.com
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This book takes place in early 1960's Sardinia.The island has a cast of interesting characters living the old ways. The travel reps from the continent are living and working to bring tourism to the island. A clash of cultures and life styles. Interesting people,stories and lovely scenery,crime and passion....this book has it all.If you love Italy and all of its complexity, you will love this book.
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