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Tales from a Greek Island

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Often surprising, sometimes bizarre, never dull. Roger Jinkinson takes us far off the tourist-beaten track to explore life - and death - in a small village on a remote Greek Island. Meet the people he has come to know over 25 years - at once traditional and modern, hard-bitten and generous, stoic and resourceful. Learn how they fish, keep bees, hunt goats, make music. Read ...more
Paperback, 180 pages
Published August 1st 2005 by Riding House
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There’s a wonderful scene in this book by Roger Jinkinson when he describes how the ferry used to stop in Diafani, the village by the sea below Olympos, before there was a dock. Nikos’s small boat would go out to the big ferry and back to the port, back and forth with ‘villagers, tourists, goats, freezers, washing machines, flour, tools, seeds, cement…’
Roger Jinkinson has lived in Diafani in the north of Karpathos for years and clearly loves the place that has become home. His stories held a spe
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