By John Humphrys

ISBN-10: 0340978821

ISBN-13: 9780340978825

ISBN-10: 0340978848

ISBN-13: 9780340978849

ISBN-10: 184456780X

ISBN-13: 9781844567805

'A very humorous tome' DAILY TELEGRAPH

'Hilarious' DAILY MAIL

'A profoundly instructive path within the idiosyncrasies of Greek legislations, customized and tradition ... entertainingly chronicled' SAGA

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From Radio four presenter, bestselling writer and nationwide treasure John Humphrys, a humorous and interesting memoir of creating a house in Greece written along with his son Christopher.

It was once a second of mad impulse while John Humphrys determined to shop for a semi-derelict cottage and a development web site on a plot of land overlooking the Aegean. a couple of minutes observing out over the main excellent bay he had ever noticeable used to be all it took to cajole him. in any case, his son Christopher used to be already elevating his kin there so he may support construct the gorgeous villa that might quickly upward thrust there. What may be able to cross wrong?


John was once to spend the following 3 years regretting his second of madness.

Some of it had its comedian facet. He realized to deal with a drunken peacock falling out of his favorite tree or even a colony of rats invading his bed room. a number of the people proved trickier: the outdated guy challenging check for olive bushes in the course of John's personal land; the neighbour who dragged his attractive outdated fishing boat onto the seashore and set fireplace to it after a row along with his spouse. And, after all, the developers. was once the plumber who electrocuted him within the bathe vengeful or basically incompetent?

John realized much approximately Greece very quickly. He grew to like it and detest it in nearly equivalent measures, yet was once by no means for a second bored by means of it. And Christopher realized a section extra approximately John. Their shared event revived prepared thoughts for him of becoming up with a father for whom persistence was once by no means the most powerful virtue...

Here father and son catch the idyll and the odyssey as paradise is located, misplaced and regained.

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