Blue Skies and Black Olives: A Survivor's Tale of Housebuilding and Peacock Chasing in Greece (Paperback)
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Short Description for Blue Skies and Black Olives Radio 4 Today presenter and national treasure John Humphrys' funny and engaging memoir of building a home in Greece with his son Christopher.
- Published: 01 April 2010
- Format: Paperback 304 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780340978849 ISBN 10: 0340978848
- Sales rank: 144,524
Full description for Blue Skies and Black Olives
It was a moment of mad impulse when John Humphrys decided to buy a semi-derelict cottage and a building site on a plot of land overlooking the Aegean. After all, his son Christopher was already raising his family there so he would help build the beautiful villa that would soon rise there. What could possibly go wrong?Everything. John was to spend much of the next four years regretting his moment of madnessSometimes comic, at other times infuriating, here father and son tell a story by turns hilarious and revealing about a country that intrigues and infuriates in equal measure.