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  • Paperback: 202 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (12 Feb. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1495492664
  • ISBN-13: 978-1495492662
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.2 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,709,813 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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, www.billkitson.com or my blog billkitsonblog.wordpress.com

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By josephine on 3 Jun. 2013
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There are quite a few of us who live in Greece and try to write. Then there are the rare breed of writers who just happen to write about Greece, and William Gorden is amongst the latter group. Watering the Olives may be short stories and I usually prefer longer offerings, but such was his novel way of introducing each piece that it seemed like one continual story. Very enjoyable, beautifully written and fun to read. Thank you. Josephine Kelly, author 'From Lindos with Love'.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ellen Stanley on 13 May 2013
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Although I felt it was a bit slow starting it is a great collection of short stories. I almost felt I was in Greece with the main character Vassili. Yes I did enjoy it very much.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Aegeanjan on 17 Jun. 2012
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Watering the Olives is a wonderfully written collection of short stories about traditional life on a small Greek island. The tales are humorously told by a fictional English writer called Vassili, who lives within the heart of a small village community on the island. The descriptions of the places and the way of life are so graphic that I was right there with Vassili as I read. Also, having lived on the Aegean coast myself, I was very impressed with the accuracy of the descriptions.

From stories that include love, jealously, scheming, matchmaking and, of course, tending olives, Watering the Olives consists of a complete tale in each chapter. So it makes for light, easy reading.

Warning: reading these stories will probably make you want to book your next holiday very soon after.
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Super book.. lots of different tales.. brings to life the versatility of Greek island life.. I was absorbed from start to finish.. but is also great to pick up and put down.. as each section or chapter has its own tale! Truly a wonderful book..,
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Although these short stories are fiction, they have to be based on true experiences! They read as chapters in one story, all set in or near a mythical Greek village and each has a tale to tell about Greek people, but primarily about Greek village women - their guiles, strengths, (rarely their weaknesses) and womanly ways. Behind all is another character - the storyteller. Thanks Bill Kitson/William Gordon. A great read.
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Engaging writing style and sense of humour. Well drawn characters. Not yet finished reading it but it definitely holds my attention.
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Really enjoyed these stories whilst on holiday in Greece. Amusing light reading with true to life characterisations of the people that we know and love.
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Good story lines and writing style. Held my interest throughout, hard to stop reading and do other things! Great to think life could have been/ was like that for one if my favourite holiday countries. Also recommend the next book, different style, which I read straight after.
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