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Things Can Only Get Feta: Two journalists and their crazy dog living through the Greek crisis by [McGinn, Marjory]
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Book 1 of the Peloponnese series

After an Arctic winter, a British recession, and a downturn in the newspaper industry, two journalists and their dog embark on an adventure in the wild and beautiful southern Peloponnese in 2010. 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, and eccentric expats will. This is a humorous and insightful journey through one of the last unspoilt regions of Greece. It is full of encounters with warm-hearted Greeks who show that this troubled country still has heroes, if not euros.

The story of Marjory, Jim, and their dog Wallace's adventures in southern Greece continue in the next two books: Homer's Where The Heart Is and A Scorpion In The Lemon Tree.


REVIEWS:

"Honestly, you won't be able to put this book down." Maria Karamitsos, The Greek Star newspaper, Chicago.

"An honest view of life in Greece today, as seen through the refreshingly unblinkered eyes of a very gifted author. An engaging, humour-spiced book that entertains and informs." Peter Kerr, bestselling author of Snowball Oranges.

"Marjory tells a good story with a journalist's eye for mood and detail... With luck she will write a second volume as entertaining, good-hearted and moving as this." Alex Martin, Anglo-Hellenic Review, London.

"A book to relax into, a wonderful record of Greece's uniqueness, written with wonderment, admiration and wit, all in equal measure." Anne Zouroudi, award-winning author of the Greek Detective series of novels.

"I fell in love with this book. With her good nature, insight and sense of pathos, the author perfectly portrays my country and compatriots, especially those in the villages." Margarita Nikolopoulou, Athenian poet

"The best book of its kind I've ever read. It has it all: humour, interesting facts and a good measure of sentiment... Marjory is a truly talented author." Effrosyni Moschoudi, author of The Lady of the Pier trilogy

"Marjory is a talented storyteller. Many descriptions and events made me laugh out loud, a feat until now only achieved by Douglas Adams and PG Wodehouse." Dawn, Amazon reviewer

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Marjory McGinn is a Scottish-born journalist who has worked as a feature writer for major newspapers in the UK, and in Australia, including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Times, The Daily Mail and The Scotsman. Based in the UK, she regularly spends time in Greece. She writes a blog with a Greek theme on her website www.bigfatgreekodyssey.com And she can be followed on Twitter www.twitter.com/fatgreekodyssey




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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1185 KB
  • Print Length: 302 pages
  • Publisher: Pelagos Press; 2 edition (9 February 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00TER7G98
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,945 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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By Lee W TOP 50 REVIEWER on 27 January 2016
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Charming, well written and most enjoyable. A love affair with Greece, the opportunity to live in a rural village for a year and get to know the people as much as possible. The author writes about the Greek temperament, village life, trying to fit in, funny mistakes with the language and the absolute beauty of the country. Worth reading if you have any interest at all in Greece. Told with unmistakable love.
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I enjoyed this down to earth account of a period in the author's life. They took a risk and went where their hearts took them - something more people should do. I feel encouraged to keep up the struggle with learning French so I can get to know my French neighbours better. Looking forward to reading the sequel.
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I enjoyed the way Marjory (Margorite) explained the Greek language and pulled the reader into the narrative . Not only a good story ,but an education . The characters ,both human and animals came to life, I feel I know them all.
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This is a great read for the armchair traveller. Well written, descriptive and most of all humerous. Majory writes in a such a wonderful style you feel you are there with her.
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An entertaining, wonderful book. I thoroughly enjoyed it. So much so that I immediately downloaded the sequel which I enjoyed even more.
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Gave an entertaining view of living in a small village in the Mani region with plenty of characters and situations with interesting Greek translations to help with a limited Greek vocabulary
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