A London art dealer and his wife, tired of the stress and turmoil of metropolitan
life, discover the idyllic island of Vis.
Impulsively they sell their home and business, say farewell to their adult children
and move to the island, but being the first foreigners to live on the island, the
close-knit community is highly suspicious of them.
The book charts their attempts to gain acceptance and the many rebuffs that they
suffer. Their efforts often land them in very awkward (and sometimes hilarious) situations,
but they persist and find themselves caught up in the bitter rivalries, love affairs
and family dramas of the village.
Through this they learn a lot about the islanders’ attitude to marriage, morality,
health and death, and the effect that communism has had on everyone’s lives.
‘Looking for a good holiday read try Under a Croatian Sun. A story about cultural
difference and acceptance. For fans of Driving Over Lemons, Under a Tuscan Sun and
A Year in Provence, this is a funny, heart-warming holiday read for people of all
‘A charming true story of a couple who move from London to a rustic Croatian island.’