Rampaging Roosters

Author: Katerina Nikolas
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ISBN: 9781549842337
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The saga of farcical Greek life in the fictional fishing village of Astakos continues in 'Rampaging Roosters'. Quentin's mother Hattie, the deluded victim of a catfisher, forges a lifelong friendship with the two old crones, inspiring Bald Yannis to devise some devious new scams. An amorous widow boils a stolen rooster to seduce the Pappas and one villager's arrest results in a prison protest, embroiling a bunch of Japanese tourists and causing an international incident. When Fotini isn't being rescued from a spicy embrace she is walking round with a tea towel thrown over the parrot stuck to her head, trying to pass it off as a fashionable hat. Will the goat be allowed to act as a bridesmaid, will the fishermen ever pot some lobsters for the village lobster festival and will mail order Masha realise her ambition of becoming a famous television weather girl? The humour continues in this sequel to 'Goat In The Meze.'

It S All Greek At Sea

Author: Debbie Ward
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781365831911
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After the year from hell, Sally and Mike decide that what they really need is a holiday, so they book themselves on a cruise around the Greek Islands on the luxurious Grecian Princess. Follow them on a journey of discovery as the ship docks at Zakynthos, Crete and Santorini, to name but a few of the stunning Greek islands they see on their travels. Join them on their shore excursions and sample the delights of local cuisine at beachside tavernas then back on board for some fine dining and great entertainment. Lots of laugh out loud moments as new found friends get to know each other and find out that some fellow passengers are not quite what they seem! If you love Greece and/or cruising or just want to read about somewhere warm and sunny, with great food and wine and the chance to make amazing new friends, then this is the book for you.

Kritsotopoula

Author: Yvonne Payne
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ISBN: 9781781322659
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Throughout her childhood exploits, the feisty daughter, Rodanthe, of Kritsa's pappas (priest), yearns for her father's approval without appreciating his efforts to keep her safe under Ottoman oppression. Years later, the ruling Pasha orders Rodanthe's kidnap intent on making her his wife. Determined not to yield, Rodanthe tricks the Pasha, and then flees to the mountains dressed as a young man. After joining rebels as Spanomanolis (Beardless Manolis), she draws on her unusual experiences and rare education to maintain her disguise throughout daring raids. Now, honored as Kritsotopoula (Girl of Kritsa), villagers celebrate Rodanthe's exploits annually in front of a poignant stone carving. This monument portrays the moment in 1823 when brave Rodanthe's secret was exposed - a point mirrored as this story culminates with a twist. Infused with myths and local flavour this historical adventure gives insight to customs that still shape many lives in Kritsa today.

Homer S Where The Heart Is

Author: Marjory McGinn
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781511896832
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Homer's Where The Heart Is continues the story where the acclaimed first travel memoir (Things Can Only Get Feta) left off. Two journalists and their crazy terrier are in the second year of their riotous adventure, living in the Mani region of southern Greece, and sharing an olive grove with their new Greek landlords. The location seems perfect, apart from Greeks on the edge, a gun-toting neighbour and a she-wolf with a shady past. But the couple soon face their biggest challenge yet, as they are pulled into the chaos of the country's worsening economic crisis − along with some of the original village characters from Feta − as Greece faces a disastrous exit from the eurozone. This candid and humorous memoir is also the story of the author's lifelong passion for Greece and its people. Woven into the narrative is Marjory's back story from another dark time, during the military dictatorship in the 1970s in Athens. It reveals as much about Greece as it does about her own personal journey. This edition contains the authors own photographs of southern Greece and many of the places mentioned in the book.

A Saint For The Summer

Author: Marjory McGinn
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ISBN: 9781999995713
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WHAT'S HIDDEN ON A GREEK HILLSIDE CAN CHANGE YOUR DESTINY... A heart-warming novel by the author of Things Can Only Get Feta. Journalist Bronte McKnight is summoned to a hillside village in the wild and beautiful Mani region of Greece by her estranged expat father Angus to help him with a medical problem. But she soon discovers that Angus, whom she has barely seen in 10 years, has lured her there with an even trickier challenge in mind ... solving a mystery from the Second World War, when a family member disappeared in Greece during the disastrous Battle of Kalamata, known as 'Greece's Dunkirk'. With the country gripped by economic crisis, and the clock ticking against them, their near-impossible quest takes them from Kalamata to a remote mountain village, where its few remaining inhabitants are bound by old traditions and secrecy. As the tensions of their own fractured relationship rise, the pair are helped in their mission by a cast of intriguing Greek characters, especially charismatic doctor Leonidas Papachristou. He has a pivotal role, not least in challenging Bronte's assumption that she hasn't the time or the courage to fall in love in Greece. The secrets unearthed by Angus and Bronte will be painful and astonishing. This is a compelling tale of heroism, faith and love ... with a heart-warming conclusion. "Marjory McGinn is a very gifted author" (Peter Kerr, best-selling writer)

State Of The Union

Author: Douglas Kennedy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 145160212X
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Leaving the World comes the compelling story of a woman whose one choice, made decades ago, comes back to haunt her. America in the 1960s was an era of radical upheaval–of civil rights protests and anti-war marches; of sexual liberation and hallucinogenic drugs. More tellingly, it was a time when you weren’t supposed to trust anyone over the age of thirty; when, if you were young, you rebelled against your parents and their conservative values. But not Hannah Buchan. Hannah is a great disappointment to her famous radical father and painter mother. Instead of mounting the barricades and embracing this age of profound social change, she wants nothing more than to marry her doctor boyfriend and raise a family in a small town. Hannah gets her wish. But once installed as the doctor’s wife in a nowhere corner of Maine, boredom sets in... until an unforeseen moment of personal rebellion changes everything. Especially as Hannah is forced into breaking the law. For decades, this one transgression in an otherwise faultless life remains buried. But then, in the charged atmosphere of America after 9/11, her secret comes out and her life goes into freefall.

Antifascisms

Author: David Ward
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 9780838636763
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"This book is an in-depth analysis of three of the most crucial years in twentieth-century Italian history, the years 1943-46. After more than two decades of a Fascist regime and a disastrous war experience during which Italy changed sides, these years saw the laying of the political and cultural foundations for what has since become known as Italy's First Republic. Drawing on texts from the literature, film, journalism, and political debate of the period, Antifascisms offers a thorough survey of the personalities and positions that informed the decisions taken in this crucial phase of modern Italian history."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Athora

Author: Kostas Krommydas
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ISBN: 9781980358374
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A tourist is found dead in Istanbul, the victim of what appears to be a ritual killing. An elderly man is murdered in the same manner, in his house by Lake Como. The third murder is the most perplexing of all: the priest of a small, isolated Greek island lies dead in the sanctuary, his body ritualistically mutilated.Fotini Meliou is visiting her family on the island of Athora for a few days, before starting a new life in the US. She is looking forward to a brief respite and, perhaps, becoming better acquainted with the seductive Gabriel, whom she has just met. It is not the summer vacation she expects it to be. A massive weather bomb is gathering over the Aegean, threatening to unleash the most violent weather the area has ever seen. When the storm breaks out, the struggle begins. A race against the elements and a race against time: the killer is still on the island, claiming yet another victim. In the absence of a coroner and with the island now cut off from the rest of the world, Fotini is called in by the local police to help carry out an autopsy. She quickly becomes swept up in the investigation and the battle against the storm. Locals, a boatload of newly arrived refugees, foreign residents, and stranded tourists are now trapped on an island that has lost contact with the outside world. Is the mysterious refugee Azim the man he claims to be? Who is Sophie, an elderly woman who has been living on Athora like a hermit these past thirty years? What are Gabriel and Carlo, a visiting American investor, really after?As the storm wreaks havoc on the island, how will they manage to survive?

Falling In Honey

Author: Jennifer Barclay
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402285116
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"This book will make you laugh and cry and laugh again. I didn't want it to end."—Emma Woolf, author of An Apple a Day The Best Gifts in Life are the Gifts We Give Ourselves... Eat Pray Love meets My Big Fat Greek Wedding with a sprinkling of Mamma Mia in this unforgettable journey from heartbreak to happiness. One winter, when her love life falls apart, Jennifer Barclay decides on Three Gifts to Self. One and Two are reducing her workload and staying away from relationships. The Third is a month alone on a tiny, wild Greek island. It's a chance to find another kind of contentment, one that comes from holding an octopus in your hands. She decides to stay longer, but just when everything is falling into place again, the strangest thing happens... "Barclay's beautiful memoir recalls both Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love (2006) and the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding, providing glimpses into the lives of people in a small Greek village and the process of healing from a broken heart."—Booklist

Essays On Gogol

Author: Susanne Fusso
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810111912
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These fourteen essays reflect the increasingly interdisciplinary character of Russian literature research in general and of the study of Gogol in particular, focusing on specific works, Gogol's own character, and the various approaches to aesthetic, religious, and philosophical issues raised by his writing.