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The Last Resort [Paperback]

William Gordon
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Book Description

28 Feb 2014
As you sit on your sun-drenched beach in the Mediterranean have you ever wondered what the resort was like before the tourists came? Or what the locals had to do in order to convert a fishing village into a holiday destination? On the small Greek island of Tritinos, the tiny fishing village of Agios Petros is dying. Only a few inhabitants remain as the younger generation move to the mainland to find work. Then Nikos has an idea – why not open their doors to tourists? Their attempts to overcome the pitfalls they encounter often have comic side effects, and as they strive to cater for their first visitors some of the villagers find romance is on the menu.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (28 Feb 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1496100913
  • ISBN-13: 978-1496100917
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.3 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 988,611 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

My ambitions are simple. I'm a storyteller. I want to write books that people will enjoy so much they will look out for the next one with my name on the cover. Although reviews are important, it is the opinion of readers that matters most to me.
With seven books in the DI MIKE NASH series published, I have decided to set aside the crime books for the time being in order to focus my attention on a long overdue project that is close to my heart.
Under my pen name WILLIAM GORDON I have recently released WATERING THE OLIVES, a collection of light-hearted stories, and THE LAST RESORT, both set on a fictional Greek island. However, the principal reason for the change of direction is the BYLAND CRESCENT series, a five-volume family saga that will span the period from late Victorian times until the present day, with each book centred around a new generation of the families.
The series will take the reader to such diverse locations as West and North Yorkshire, Australia, Europe and America. The first book, REQUIEM, is available in paperback and both REQUIEM and book two,RENAISSANCE are now available to download on KINDLE. The remaining titles in this series, will follow in due course.
That doesn't mean that I've given up my life of crime. There will be more Mike Nash stories on the way soon. Watch this space!
For more information, visit my website, or my blog

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read 1 Mar 2013
By pa0179
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Sometimes you find a book that is a simple tale. It doesn't try to be an epic, just a book that flows along and whose characters take on a life of their own and welcome you into their world . this is such a book. A delight
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved It 18 Mar 2013
By Milly
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Really enjoyed reading this book. The people in it are great and the scenery is easy to imagine. Wish I was there now!
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By Karen W
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I didn't enjoy this at all though I read it to the end just hoping it might get better. Not much dialogue but continuous description of chronological events. I can't believe that any holiday resort would be constructed so methodically! I always imagined holiday resorts to have grown slowly over time and years, not in a matter of months!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Delightful tales. 29 Jun 2014
By Monty
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An amusing collection of tales from a Greek island but not always building a cohesive picture of village life on the island. The tales tend to jump about in time and are not always well linked together but a delightful read nevertheless.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Happy story 18 May 2014
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Nice happy almost "fairy tale " story everything falls into place - a very readable book set on a warm Greek island with many happy outcomes - makes one forget the everyday problems for a few hours
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4.0 out of 5 stars Takes you there 18 April 2014
By Zubee
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A very good book, whilst reading you are transported to the sunny islands of Greece, easy reading that you don't want to put down.
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The short glowing reviews about this well paced novel don't seem to pick up that this is a book as much about the workings of a tour operator as a Greek village. As a retired founder of a specialist Greek tour operator I was amused at the amount of resources and cash thrown at this small decaying fishing village. I agree that the major tour operators do/did swoop into remote seaside villages and create vast resorts, or they did in the period between the 1970s-1990s but in these days of austerity they are more circumspect and for a specialist small tour operator as portrayed in The Last Resort to be quite so generous is questionable. Although there are/were a couple of sensitive tour operators to Greece who would 'develop' remote areas I do question whether they would be quite so generous with their time and money! But perhaps that is by the by for as a holiday read, an essay on the Greek character, culture and scenery this is a good read. Again knowing the subject as well as I do, I cannot help being a little bit skeptical whether the amusing anecdotes and characters were fiction or gathered throughout the authors numerous holidays in the Greek islands and probably in the resorts of the sensitive tour operators who were our colleagues. Nonetheless the fact that the book comes over as plausible is to the author's credit!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting book 1 Nov 2013
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I found it a very interesting read, The author really brought the characters to life. The more you read you could imagine you were actually there
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