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

Author(s): John Mole

Travel | No Category | October 2020

'A little whitewashed house with a blue door and blue shutters on an unspoilt island in a picturesque village next to the beach with a tavern round the corner...' This was the dream of the Mole family in search of a piece of Greek paradise. But a beautiful view and a persuasive local prompted the impulsive purchase of 'a tumbledown ruin on a hillside with no water, no electricity, no roof, no floor, no doors, no windows and twenty years of goat dung...' 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.

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"It's All Greek to Me!' is John Mole's gentle tale of converting a stone ruin into a family home on the island of Evia, a fabulous insight into Hellenic village life.' Book of the Week, Daily Express

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 Mind Your Manners.

General Fields

  • : 9781857886504
  • : Nicholas Brealey Publishing
  • : Nicholas Brealey Publishing
  • : July 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John Mole
  • : Paperback
  • : 368