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An Octopus In My Ouzo

Author : Jennifer Barclay
ISBN : 9781783727995
Genre : Travel
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Escape to the sunlight and colour of a wild island in the south Aegean. When Jennifer moves alone into the Honey Factory on a tiny Greek island, bringing a laptop, her hiking boots and plans for a peaceful life, she has no idea what surprises are in store. Diving into an exciting new life with a fisherman, she learns something every day. Joining the dancing at local festivals and helping at a café on the beach, surviving winter storms and finding a canine companion, she is faced with both challenges and rewards, and discovers that to become an island woman she must live small and think big.
Category: Travel

Roam Alone

Author : Jennifer Barclay
ISBN : 9781784770495
Genre : Travel
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A unique title from Bradt, showcasing a brand new collection of remarkable travellers' tales with a different slant, following on the heels of To Oldly Go!, one of the UK's best-selling travel titles of 2015. All the contributors were initially reluctant solo travellers, apprehensive about taking the plunge to go it alone after years of travel with a partner or friend. Some have embarked on the trip of a lifetime, walking or cycling alone through potentially hostile countries, but finding only kindness and hospitality - with a few hairy adventures thrown in. One story is by Bradt founder Hilary Bradt, who confronted her fears and set out to fulfil a childhood dream to ride a horse through Ireland shortly after her marriage broke up. Others are widows and widowers in their later years who were anxious about joining an organised trip on their own or who wanted to make a difference in the world by volunteering their experience and knowledge. Many ages, many personalities, one goal: to travel, and one stumbling block: anxiety. Part literature, part guide, with tips for successful solo travel. Reassuring, entertaining and inspiring.
Category: Travel

Freedom Seeker

Author : Beth Kempton
ISBN : 9781781808955
Genre : Self-Help
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Do you feel stressed, exhausted and weighed down by responsibility? Are you itching to do something different, but don’t know what or how? Is fear holding you back from living the life you want?Beth Kempton went from being a life-loving, risk-taking adventurer to a grown-up, settled-down mother, wife and business owner, before realizing the life she had built was suffocating her. She set out on a journey to find personal freedom, and along the way encountered many others who were also feeling trapped – by their circumstances, relationships, finances, beliefs, doubts and fears.Freedom Seeker brings together the insights, techniques and wisdom that Beth learned on her journey to freedom, including her unique system of 8 Freedom Keys which will help you to: •Get clarity on what really matters to you •Figure out how to live the life you want, whatever your circumstances •Make a shift from worry and fear to feeling alive and inspired •Find the courage and confidence to shape your future •Reignite old passions, and discover new ones •Feel much freer, and happier, every single dayFull of profound lessons, powerful exercises and inspiring tales, this honest and courageous book will help you to live more, worry less and find a way to do what you love, every day.
Category: Self-Help

Set Up A Website And Blog For Your Book In A Day

Author : Conrad Jones
ISBN : 9780857280923
Genre : Business & Economics
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A website and blog can build your author brand and showcase your book. In this book, we explain how to choose a suitable domain name and what rich content and key words you should include. Your website should be inviting and easy to navigate, and it should be as professional as your writing in order to attract visitors. We explain the number of ways you can track your visitors and sell your book to them. We also guide you on how to create your own successful blog (web log) and set up a book blogging tour, and, for the more technologically minded, we explain more about the use of video blogging and podcasting as a book-promotion tool.
Category: Business & Economics

The Art Of Exile

Author : John Freely
ISBN : 9780857729873
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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By the time he was six, John Freely had crossed the Atlantic four times. His childhood was spent on the mean streets of 1930s Brooklyn, where he scavenged for junk to sell and borrowed money for books; his first love being Homer's Odyssey. He was 15 when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and 17 when he enlisted in the US Navy and embarked on the first great adventure of his life: joining a clandestine unit that helped the Kuomintang fight the Japanese. He served for two years, 96 days in combat and a total of 344 days overseas, which sparked a lifelong passion for travel. Returning home after the war, Freely fell in love with a beautiful girl who sang the blues. His own Penelope. Together they signed a blood pact to spend their life travelling the world.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Between The Cartwheels

Author : Lawrence Winkler
ISBN : 9780991694129
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In the summer of 1980, a maverick young doctor gave it all up, to hitchhike around the world. The first part of his odyssey took him down through South America and up through Africa, accompanied by his mythical hunter companion, Orion. Between the Cartwheels is the sequel to that cartwheel, his vision quest continuing now, on the European Grand Tour adventure of a lifetime.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Aegean Escape

Author : Kristi Garrett
ISBN : 1589393120
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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It was the trip of a lifetime: we'd sail the Aegean on a 44-foot cutter, visiting turquoise Turkish coves and serene Greek islands that have escaped tourist hordes. But when terrorists struck at our homeland just three weeks before our departure, traveling halfway around the world; and closer to the impending war; seemed foolish to some. Could a group of Americans still enjoy a holiday at the edge of the Muslim world? Should we? Aegean Escape follows the voyage of four Californians aboard the T.G. Ellyson as it sails from the Greek island of Kos along the Turkish coast to Rhodes. What they found was a blessed respite from the anxiety gripping the U.S. As sun and waves leached the fear from their American consciousness, a welcome Aegean peace took root. From Turkey's Kalaboshi Cove and Loryma Bay, to the quiet Greek harbors of Tilos and Halki, the local people taught these foreigners a lesson in the essential human spirit: beneath it all, we are one.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Lost Lyra

Author : Richard Clark
ISBN : 1791579434
Genre : Travel
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'Full of hope, a captivating novel'Richard Clark's delicious book transports the reader to the magnificent splendour of Crete's White Mountains.When musician Sarah Piper's beloved grandfather dies, he bequeaths her a gift that will change her life forever. Travelling to the sun-drenched island Crete to discover the truth about her grandfather's past, she finds her own future.From bestselling travel writer Richard Clark this debut novel is a captivating and joyous read.Praise for Richard Clark's travel books.'Clark is particularly good on the colours, flavours and scents of Greece. He has got under the skin of the place in a way few outsiders have been able to.'Mark Hudson, winner of Somerset Maugham Award, Thomas Cook Travel Book Award, Samuel Johnson Prize'Richard Clark captures the spirit of Greece I love. His books make me long to see the places he describes.'Jennifer Barclay, author of Falling in Honey and An Octopus in My Ouzo'There is poetry in Richard Clark's words and through his eyes. I recommend anyone missing Greece, visiting Greece or just wishing they could go to Greece to take a look!'Sara Alexi, author of The Greek Village Series'Thanks, Richard, for adding your great eye to your gifted pen in service to sharing the essence of Greece with the world!' Jeffrey Siger, bestselling, award-winning US crime writer'Richard Clark writes with great authority and a deep affection for his subject, which comes from his long association with Greece... excellent.'Marjory McGinn, author of Things Can Only Get Feta, Homer's Where the Heart Is, A Scorpion in the Lemon Tree and A Saint for the Summer
Category: Travel

An Island In Greece

Author : Michael Carroll
ISBN : 9780857713858
Genre : Literary Collections
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‘I loved the Greece I knew... the kind of free life that could be had with a boat among the islands.’ Scattered in a crescent in the sparkling waters of the Aegean, the islands of the Sporades are known to Greek fishermen as ‘the gates of the wind’. It was to this unspoilt archipelago that Michael Carroll sailed Astarte, a boat of sleek mahogany with wine-red sails, named after the Phoenician goddess of the moon and the sea. But his dream of travelling where the wind took him, rootless and free, changed when he landed on Skopelos. There, a chance meeting with the charismatic Vangeli led to him buying a piece of land on a remote cove, once the site of an ancient city and the perfect harbour for Astarte. So unfolds the story of Carroll’s growing attachment to Skopelos as he sets down roots and makes it his home. Engaging and vividly-described, An Island in Greece is a sun-drenched tale of a life full of simple pleasures, governed by the seasons, the tides and the wind; the story of a traveller who finally arrived and a unique homage to the island that harboured him.
Category: Literary Collections

The Priest Fainted

Author : Catherine Temma Davidson
ISBN : 9781466862098
Genre : Fiction
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A stunning debut about a young Greek-American woman and the history she shares with her mother and grandmother. Imam is a recipe known throughout villages in Greece, handed down from mother to daughter. If you come from these villages, your history is passed on through your body. Its full name is imam baildi, and it means the priest fainted. Perhaps the priest was given a bit of bitter and sweet pleasure, and the power of everything behind the dish pushed him off his rock, just for a moment. Perhaps, when he was tumbling through the air, sighing with fear and ecstasy, he saw a glimpse of a new life to come. Layered with love affairs, family squabbles, poignant misunderstandings, moments of wonder, and more, The Priest Fainted is nothing less than the recipe for a young Greek-American woman's life. Using her imagination and the stories passed through her bones as ingredients, Catherine Temma Davidson uses memories, Greek myths, recipes, and family gossip to uncover a hidden history, which is the story of one woman's year in Greece as it crosses and doubles back over the lives of her mother and grandmother.
Category: Fiction