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A 'nice' book about building a home in Greece,
This review is from: Blue Skies & Black Olives: A survivor's tale of housebuilding and peacock chasing in Greece (Hardcover)
This is a fairly factual telling of how tough it can be to build a second home a long way from your regular home - and in a country as laced with red tape as Greece.
John Humphrys is a news journalist and it shows, with his son Christopher coming across as perhaps the more natural of the two storytellers.
The problems encountered, the beauty of the landscape and travails encountered are covered well enough, but it's a dry read compared to something as rich and involving as Chris Stuart's 'Driving Over Lemons'.
I'd love to follow in Mr Humphrys' footsteps one day - perhaps even being lucky enough to benefit from some of his hard learned lessons - however, there's something missing from this book, perhaps the timeless and gentle warmth that is Greece is harder to capture in print than to experience.