It's All Greek to Me!

It's All Greek to Me! : A Tale of a Mad Dog and an Englishman, Ruins, Retsina - And Real Greeks

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In a charming saga of sun, sea, sand - and cement - John Mole tells of the back-breaking but joyous labours of fixing up his own Arcadia and introduces a warm, generous and garrulous cast of characters who helped (and occasionally hindered) his progress.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 124.46 x 195.58 x 27.94mm | 340.19g
  • Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • NICHOLAS BREALEY PUBLISHING
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed.
  • Black and white illustrations
  • 1857883756
  • 9781857883756
  • 221,626

About John Mole

John Mole has been at home in Greece for thirty years. "Like Odysseus making his legendary way home to his birthplace Ithaca, the island of Evia was the goal of my life's journey. It was better than Birmingham." He has had a varied international career, from banking in the USA and Athens to jacket potato restaurants in Russia. Meanwhile, he published comic novels and management books, including the perennial bestseller 'Mind Your Manners'.show more

Review quote

Anecdotes come thick and fast... Mole's affable style suits the subject, and his self-deprecatory tone is a bonus. The Good Book Guide John Mole writes with clarity, honesty and humour...whether you are new to the country or share Mole's passion for all things Greek, this book offers an entertaining glimpse of life in rural Greece. Saga Travellers News It's All Greek to Me!' represents travel writing at its best. Mole's descriptions of the people and places he encounters do for Greece what Peter Mayle did for France in his bestselling 'A Year in Provence' and Frances Mayes for 'Italy in Under the Tuscan Sun'. www.greece.com A wonderful book about Greece, the Greek people and transitional island life with hilariously recounted misadventures. Mole is a brilliant comic writer - and generous humorist as well, for he doesn't just sketch the various mad characters and situations he encounters, he lampoons himself first and foremost. Greece in Printshow more

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Anecdotes come thick and fast... Mole's affable style suits the subject, and his self-deprecatory tone is a bonus. The Good Book Guideshow more