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Things Can Only Get Feta

Author : Marjory McGinn
ISBN : 9781909657090
Genre : Travel
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Two journalists embarking on a year's adventure in Greece just as the country faces economic collapse seems foolhardy—but it's their decision to bring their crazy Jack Russell to a crisis-weary country with zero dog tolerance that tips the plan into actual madness After an Arctic winter, a recession, and a downturn in the newspaper industry, two journalists and their dog embark on an adventure in the wild and beautiful southern Peloponnese. A perfect plan, except for one thing—Greece is deep in economic crisis. And if fiscal failure can't overturn the couple's escapade in rural Greece, perhaps macabre local customs, a scorpion invasion, zero dog-tolerance, health scares, and touchy expats will. This is a humorous and insightful journey through one of the last unspoiled regions of Greece. It is full of encounters with warm-hearted, often eccentric, Greeks who show that this troubled country still has heroes, if not euros. In a hillside village in the Mani, the locals share their lives, their laughter, and their stories, and help chart the couple's own passage back to happiness. They even find a place in their hearts for their Greek nemesis—the local pungent goat cheese. Things really can only get feta.
Category: Travel

Travel Tourism And Identity

Author : Gabriel R. Ricci
ISBN : 9781351301114
Genre : Social Science
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Travel, Tourism and Identity addresses the psychological and social adjustments that occur when people make contact with others outside their social, cultural, or linguistic groups. Whether such contact is the result of tourism, seeking exile, or relocating abroad, the volume's contributors demonstrate how one's identity, cultural assumptions, and worldview can be brought into question. In some cases, the traveller finds that bridging the social and cultural gap between himself and the new society is fairly easy. In other cases, the traveller discovers that reorienting himself requires absorbing a new cultural history and traditions. The contributors argue that making these adjustments will surely enhance the traveller's or tourist's experience; otherwise the traveller or tourist will be at risk of becoming a marginalized figure, one disconnected from the society that surrounds him. This latest volume in the Culture & Civilization series features a collection of essays on travel and tourism. The essays cover a range of topics from historical travels to modern social identities. They discuss ancient travels, contemporary travels in Europe, Africa and sustainable eco-tourism, and the politics of tourism. Essays also address experiences of Grenada's "Spice Island" identity, and the effects of globalization and migrations on personal identity.
Category: Social Science

The Greek Crisis In The Media

Author : George Tzogopoulos
ISBN : 9781317029809
Genre : Political Science
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The portrayal of Greece by the international press during the financial crisis has been seen by many independent observers as very harsh. The Greeks have often been blamed for a myriad of international political problems and external economic factors beyond their control. In this original and insightful work George Tzogopoulos examines international newspaper coverage of the unfolding economic crisis in Greece. American, British, French, German and Italian broadsheet and tabloid coverage is carefully analysed. The Greek Crisis in the Media debates and dissects the extent to which the Greek response to the financial crisis has been given fair and balanced coverage by the press and questions how far politics and national stereotypes have played their part in the reporting of events. By placing the Greek experiences and treatment alongside those of other EU members such as Portugal, Ireland, Italy and Spain, Tzogopoulos examines and highlights similarities and differences in the ways in which different countries tackled the challenges they faced during this crucial period and explores how and why the world's media reported these events.
Category: Political Science

Homer S Where The Heart Is

Author : Marjory McGinn
ISBN : 1511896833
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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.
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A Scorpion In The Lemon Tree

Author : Marjory McGinn
ISBN : 1534782303
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Book 3 of the Peloponnese series Following on from the first two acclaimed books (Things Can Only Get Feta and Homer's Where The Heart Is), Marjory, Jim and their crazy dog Wallace are on a second odyssey in the southern Peloponnese but this time they end up in a peninsula they didn't choose, and a house they never thought they'd live in. How did this happen? Easy, this is Greece and nothing ever goes to plan. The couple's latest adventure in Koroni, on the Messinian peninsula, takes them on another perilous and funny journey, with house rental dramas, scorpion threats, the challenge of Greek language classes, and an unexpected publishing battle. But when they finally fall for the charm of unspoilt Koroni, make new friends and connect with some of the memorable characters from their Mani days, they discover once more just how Greek is their love. And there's not even a sting in the tale. Well ... almost! REVIEWS: "This book is rare within the travel writing genre. It cleverly combines a travel narrative with enlightened observations about Greece, while retaining a light and entertaining touch throughout." - Peter Kerr, best-selling author of Snowball Oranges
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A Saint For The Summer

Author : Marjory McGinn
ISBN : 1999995716
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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)
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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
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The Crete Trilogy

Author : Richard Clark
ISBN : 1976231175
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The Crete Trilogy Crete - A Notebook Hidden Crete More Hidden Crete For the first time all three of Richard Clark's bestselling books about Crete are available in a single volume. 'Richard Clark writes with great authority and a deep affection for his subject, which comes from his long association with Greece... Marjory McGinn, bestselling author of Things Can Only Get Feta, Homer's Where the Heart Is, A Scorpion in the Lemon Tree '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 'I love the way Clark writes, it is personal, it is human and deceptively simple.' Sara Alexi, bestselling 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
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More Hidden Crete

Author : Richard Clark
ISBN : 1545176833
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'Richard Clark writes with great authority and a deep affection for his subject, which comes from his long association with Greece...Marjory McGinn, bestselling author of Things Can Only Get Feta, Homer's Where the Heart Is, A Scorpion in the Lemon Tree'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 'I love the way Clark writes, it is personal, it is human and deceptively simple.' Sara Alexi, bestselling author of The Greek Village SeriesIn the latest in his acclaimed Notebook series about the Greek Islands, Richard Clark continues his travels around Crete. In his now familiar style of travelogue and memoir he accompanies the reader on a journey to some of the places he has enjoyed visiting on this magical island.
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No Feta Cheese

Author : Stanford S. Lee
ISBN : 1420816403
Genre : Fiction
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An American in Finland, a Finnish contemporary jazz band and corporate sabotage all combine to make No Feta Cheese, a unique journey through a land of endless lakes, forests and quiet people. Karl Hafstad, a Norwegian-American, left his quiet life in Boise, Idaho, for a job in the Scandinavian music business. Peter Bengstromm was a boss unlike any he had ever had. Although he appeared to be a playboy and a sports addict, he was actually implementing a secret plan that could devastate musicians and record stores throughout Europe and Scandinavia. Skiing, tennis and meeting beautiful women all seemed to be higher priorities for Peter, than his career in music marketing, for Polydonn Records. Karl could tell something was going on behind the scenes, that just didnt make sense. Mina Tervonen had a voice like no one else and wanted to make a name for her band, along with Pekka, Teemu and Hannu, beyond their small town in central Finland. Karl shared the challenging and difficult journey of adapting to Scandinavian life with two American friends. Karen Dosher was an old college friend and an investment consultant for an American venture capitol firm. Gerald Bingham was a professional basketball player in the European League, playing for a team in Warsaw. It would be his last shot to make a living from his athletic talent, before returning to a dreary life, back in Baltimore. They learned that their employers had quite a different sense of ethics and that working and living in Europe was dramatically different than being a tourist in Stockholm or Milan. While the band toured all over Europe, only Karl knew that the future of the band and an entire segment of the Scandinavian music industry could collapse in a matter of weeks. He was faced with one of the toughest decisions of his life, which could dramatically change his life in ways he could only imagine. Selling records and managing a jazz band, developed into something that was both exciting and eventually terrifying. He was in a country that few Americans knew much about. It was truly off the beaten path and not on the way to anywhere, except for Russia. The quiet, reserved temperament of the Finns along with their love of nature, made them quite a contrast to the Americans Karl saw in the airport, the day he moved to Helsinki. Living in Finland changed Karl forever. On that amazing summer night in August, Karl found himself with a life he never dreamed of.
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