Sylvia (Greek-o-File) Cook

Us at old house
Helpful votes received on reviews: 67% (2 of 3)
Location: Wiltshire, England & Lesvos, Greece
In My Own Words:
A grecophile! Married to Terry in Eresos, Lesvos where we had a part time Greek home for 20+ years. Now still renovating replacement Greek home in Policnitos, Lesvos when not in UK trying to earn a living (roll on state pension - not too far away now!). Publishers of books for Grecophiles - 8 volumes of The Greek-o-File to date and 15 quarterly magazines before that. Unable to make a proper inco… Read more

The real GREECE, Greek people, all Mediterranean food, drink, Greek music, DIY, a bit of walking and 'old people's' badminton in UK to try to keep vaguely fit.


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Watering the Olives by William Gordon
Watering the Olives by William Gordon
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.
Things Can Only Get Feta: Two Journalists and Thei&hellip by Marjory McGinn
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
The other reviews do a pretty good job summing up this book, but I'm happy to add my vote of appreciation as I really enjoyed reading Marjory McGinn's account of her year in the Southern Peloponnese with her partner and their Jack Russell dog, Wallace. The Scottish couple met in Australia and Marjory had spent some time in Athens, so had a little Greek to communicate with The Mani villagers where they rented a house for a year. She relates many anecdotes about getting to know the villagers and the locals getting to know them and their dog - anyone who has spent time in Greece knows that village people have very different attitudes to pet dogs, so Wallace's 'Jack Russell ways' are not… Read more

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