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Learn Greek in 25 Years : A Crash Course for the Linguistically Challenged

By Church, Brian

Athens: Athens News, 2002. " If you have tried, tried and tried again to learn Greek - and always failed miserably - then this is the book for you. In 25 humorous yet helpful lessons, Brian Church takes you through the minefields of modern Greek and gets blown up by every single one. A columnist with the Athens News, Church was born in England, in 1965, and came to Greece several years ago. The politics graduate plans to leave in 2023 when his now famous lessons, published every Wednesday, have finally finished. ". Reprint. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$25.00

Learn Greek in 25 Years : A Crash Course for the Linguistically Challenged

By Church, Brian

Athens: Athens News, 2008. " If you have tried, tried and tried again to learn Greek - and always failed miserably - then this is the book for you. In 25 humorous yet helpful lessons, Brian Church takes you through the minefields of modern Greek and gets blown up by every single one. A columnist with the Athens News, Church was born in England, in 1965, and came to Greece several years ago. The politics graduate plans to leave in 2023 when his now famous lessons, published every Wednesday, have finally finished. ". Reprint. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$27.50

Always on a Sunday : An Englishman in Greece - The Best and Worst of Church on Sunday

By Church, Brian

Athens: Athens News, 2002. " When friends ask about Greece, give them this book*. Brian Church, author of "Learn Greek in 25 Years", selects 30 memorable pieces from his Athens News column, "Church on Sunday".Why do Greeks always argue yet never fight? In which year will the 2004 Athens Olympics take place? Why is reversing on a motorway illegal? Answers in "Always on Sunday".*(or three bottles of ouzo) . 1st Greek Ed.. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$27.50

Blue Skies and Black Olives: A Survivor's Tale of Housebuilding and Peacock Chasing in Greece
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Blue Skies and Black Olives: A Survivor's Tale of Housebuilding and Peacock Chasing in Greece

By Humphrys, John & Humphries, Christopher

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2009. 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. A few minutes' gazing out over the most glorious bay he had ever seen was all it took to persuade him. After all, his son Christopher - a professional musician fluent in Greek - was already raising his family there so he would help build the beautiful villa that John dreamed of. What could possibly go wrong? Everything. John was to spend much of the next four years regretting his moment of madness. Some of it had its comic side. He learned to cope with the escaped peacock that took over his lemon grove and even a colony of rats that took over the cottage. Some of the humans proved trickier: the old man demanding payment for olive trees in the middle of John's own land; the unfriendly neighbour who tried to barricade him in and the friendly neighbour who dragged his lovely old fishing boat onto the beach and set fire to it after a row with his wife. And, of course, the builders. If you have ever struggled with builders, read this and be grateful. John learned a lot about Greece in a short time. He grew to love and lament the country and its people, but was never for a moment bored by them. And Christopher learned a bit more about John. Their shared experience revived keen memories for him of growing up with a father for whom patience was never the strongest virtue...Here father and son tell a story by turns hilarious and revealing about a country that intrigues and infuriates in equal measure.. 1st UK Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

$20.00

It's All Greece to Me

By Ross, John F.L.

Athens: Athens News, 2004. " Greece is a country famed worldwide for its physical beauty, wealth of antiquities and other vestiges of its unsurpassed ancient civilisation. Yet despite over ten million annual visitors and an open and inviting culture, modern Greece is not an easy country for outsiders to understand or comprehend fully. Countless tourist guides extoll its resorts and archaeological tomes unravel its classical past, but there are few books that attempt to explore the many complexities of Greek life and lifestyles right here in the present. Until now, that is, "It's All Greece to Me: Impressions of Contemporary Greek Life", by longtime Athens News contributor John F.L. Ross, offers an accessible and dependable guide to the nooks and crannies of the modern Greek character, mentallity, customs and attitudes. It offers a sharp-eyed and challenging yet sympathetic look at the rapidly changing nature of contemporary Greece at the dawn of the new milleniium. Throughout, Ross writes with the clarity, gentle wit and perceptive insight that readers have come to expect from the author of the longrunning and popular Thursday column "On Second Thought." . 1st Greek Ed.. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$30.00

Greece on the Couch : Session 1

By Dragoumis, Mark

Athens: Athens News, 2004. A selection of 32 illuminating pieces from Mark Dragoumis popular "Analyse This" column in the Athens News, where he sits Greece on the couch to probe into its daily workings and unworkings [and] uncovers Greece's deep-seated idiosyncraces 103p.. 1st Greek Ed.. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$30.00

Everyday Life in the Village

By Saunders,Michael

Athens: Athens News, 2007. "How a series of disasters resulted in happiness for an english couple on a Greek island" What does an urban British couple know about runaway turkeys, out-of-control egg production and the finer points of manure selection? Not much! But that doesn't stop Michael and Pauline from embarking on their harebrained dream of building a home, and a new life, in a Greek village.Michael Saunders has been writing a humorous column about everyday life in a remote village in Crete for the Athens News. ". 1st Greek Ed.. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$20.00

Greece on the Couch : Session 2

By Dragoumis, Mark

Athens: Athens News, 2005. Mark Dragoumis puts Greece back on the therapy chair in Greece - on the Couch 2 is a new selection of 37 illuminating pieces from his popular "Analyse This " column in the Athens News. Join Mr Dragoumis as he tries to help the country move past its deep-seated corruption, fear of economic competition and status quo mentality. Hear his examination of Pasok’s election defeat, and his diagnosis of a church and state who desperately need a divorce " 135p.. 1st Greek Ed.. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$30.00

Shirley Valentine

By Russell, Willy

London: Laughing Stock, 1994. 2 audio casseettes 90 minutes Read by Willy Russell ".. this unique recording ...is followd by an informal 'interview' of Willy Russell in conversation with ... Roger McGough. Shirley Valentine, 42-year-old put-upon mother and housewife, leaves the drudgery of cooking dinner for her husband, packs her bags and heads for the sun. The note on the kitchen table reads "Gone to Greece back in two weeks." "It is a simple and brilliant idea the profound and perennial point of the comedy is the problem we seem to have contemplating the idea of a woman alone - in a pub, on a beach, in a restaurant. This is what Shirley learns to combat as she unravels her own sexual and social identity. @ audio cassettes 9Read by the . First Thus. Audio Cassette. Very Good.

$25.00

The Groovy Greeks (Horrible Histories series)
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The Groovy Greeks (Horrible Histories series)

By Deary, Terry

London: Hippo/scholastic, 1996. "The Groovy Greeks" is full of fab facts about the hip and happening Greeks - who hung out all over 2000 years ago. Find out about horrible heroes, savage Spartan soldiers, phoolish philosophers and suffering slaves ... Read on for some amazing information on awful ancient food, groovy Greek Olympic games, and the gruesome god who ate his own children...". First Pbk.Ed.. Soft Cover. Near Fine. Illus. by Martin Brown.

$5.00

Birds,Beasts and Relatives

By Durrell, Gerald

London: Fontana/Collins, 1977. Sequel to "My Family and Other Animals" recounting more hilarious adventures of the Durrell family (with assorted wildlife) on Corfu. . Pbk. As New.

$8.00

Sir Taki / Taki

By Theodorakopoulos, Takis [ Taki]

Athens: Fereniki, 1999. 1st Greek Ed.. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece. Illus. by translator Elena Anagnostaki.

$25.00

Eureka : Rummaging in Greece

By Mikes,George (illus Nicolas Bentley)

London: Andre Deutsch, 1965. Hungarian humourist pokes gentle fun at Greek habits and attitudes. 124p. illus. . Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$10.00

Birds,Beasts and Relatives

By Durrell, Gerald

London: Fontana/Collins, 1977. Sequel to "My Family and Other Animals" recounting more hilarious adventures of the Durrell family (with assorted wildlife) on Corfu. . Pbk. Near Fine.

$7.50

Greek : A Fractured Lexicon Volume 1

By Elliot, Vernon Vas

Athens: Efstathiadis., 1994. (New - will be sent to you direct from the publisher in Greece) Hilarious survey of the linguistics, habits and behaviour of modern Greeks --- Sub-titled " An essential compendium of absolutely indespensible idioms,phrases and such, the study of which will undoubtedly confuse those who know some Greek. enlighten those who dont, and entertain both.". Re-issue. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$14.00

Greek : A Fractured Lexicon Volume 2
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Greek : A Fractured Lexicon Volume 2

By Elliott, Vernon Vas

Athens: Eftstathiadis, 1994. (New - will be sent to you direct from the publisher in Greece) A sequel to the original hilarious survey of the linguistics, habits and behaviour of modern Greeks --- Sub-titled " An essential compendium of absolutely indespensible idioms,phrases and such, the study of which will undoubtedly confuse those who know some Greek. enlighten those who dont, and entertain both." . 1st Greek Ed.. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$14.00

Visitor's Guide to Modern Greek Behaviour and Habits
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Visitor's Guide to Modern Greek Behaviour and Habits

By Elliott, Vernon Vas

Athens: Eftstathiadis, 1992. Hilarious survey of the habits and behaviour of modern GreeksHilarious survey of the habits and behaviour of modern Greeks A tongue-in-cheek approach to the culture shock. Politics; Driving & Transportation; Shopping; Buying postage stamps; The work ethic & the ego; The law; afterthoughts.. 1st Greek Ed.. Soft Cover. New.

$17.50

Visitor's Guide to Greek Driving and Other Paradoxa and Oxymora

By Elliott, Vernon Vas

Athens: Eftstathiadis, 1992. Hilarious survey of the habits and behaviour of modern Greeks - 1001 things a visitor needs to know, or just to laugh.. 1st Greek Ed.. Soft Cover. New.

$12.00

Visitor's Guide How Not To sail The Greek Isles

By Elliott, Vernon Vas

Athens: Eftstathiadis, 1992. "Sailing the Greek islands the Greek way, liking it and not drowning. Itineraries, how to get there and if you don’t how to enjoy it; dos and don'ts, in the Greek seas and ports of call; the weather, or why it took Ulysses 10 years to get home. " 92p.. 1st Greek Ed.. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$12.50

Greek Drama Or Oedipus Who?, Visitor's Guide
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Greek Drama Or Oedipus Who?, Visitor's Guide

By Elliott, Vernon Vas

Athens: Eftstathiadis, 1992. "A spicy, irreverent, licentious, bawdy, sacreligious, disrespectful not to mention effortless and satirical non-classical guide to classics. Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes." 85p.. 1st Greek Ed.. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$12.50

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