Both Karin and I have recently read an enjoyable story about a Brit expatriate rebuilding an old farm house in Greece. While the time setting is 30 years ago it was published in 2004 so the author has the benefit of hindsight to characterize Greek culture and the Greek personality.
We thought the author did an excellent job of preserving a picture of the rural Greece that is fast disappearing—on Paros anyway. The book is set on the large island of Evia not far from Athens but we recognized many of our neighbors and associates in his characterizations of the local inhabitants. We dare not paraphrase here at the risk of insulting someone. The reader needs the benefit of the whole story to fully appreciate the Greek way of doing things.
We recommend this book to anyone considering living in Greece.
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