Already one month ago a reader of our weblog Bart Janssens announced that the publication of a new book could be expected soon (see his comment in ‘About’). He described it as a beautiful new book with stories, testimonies and with 130 full page colour photographs. The book is published to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Friends of Mount Athos (1990-2020). The book is edited by Athos map-maker Peter Howorth (NZ), Chris Thomas (GB) and the pictures are made by Roland Baetens (B), all veteran volunteers of the FoMA footpath team. And don’t forget that the foreword is by the Prince of Wales!
And now finally yesterday, the 28th of October, the book has been published, as we read on the website of the publisher, Brepols in Belgium. The book can be directly ordered here and it costs € 85,00. You can also use the order form below:
The book contents four parts and a map. In part one “Before” old stories are collected, in part two “Encounters” more recent texts about Athos are published, part three is reserved for the FOMA Footpaths Project and in part four “Back Matter” various topics are presented.
The FoMa 30 years celebrations and the publication of the book are also to be seen on this special site/blog that has been created. Here the FoMA-members can order the book with a special discount.
I hope to receive the book on Friday the 30th of October and I will keep you informed about it (and write a review later).
Wim Voogd, 29/10