Blondy's real interest is in Malta under the rule of the Knights, as you can tell from the enthusiasm with which he mentions them here when he can. He tends otherwise to concentrate on the standard Greek Cypriot version of the island's history, which made my revisionist hackles rise: quite apart from the Turks, what happened to the Latins who were so powerful under the Lusignans and Venetians? When do we first see a permanent Islamic presence on the island? What difference did the Suez Canal make? None of these questions is asked, let alone answered.
I shouldn't be too harsh: one can't expect too much from books in the Que sais-je? series. There were lots of facts here I hadn't known (eg that Cyprus was the birthplace of the philosopher Zeno and Paul's disciple Barnabas). I didn't catch any actual errors of fact other than omission. And I haven't seen any history of Cyprus of this short length covering such a long time period. But I couldn't really recommend this as more than a starting point for French (or Dutch) readers.