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Greece, A Love Story: Women Write about the Greek Experience (Seal Women's Travel) Paperback – 17 Mar 2007
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Two dozen women describe the country they love and why they have fallen under its spell
Greece, it has been said, is where art became inseparable from life. The country evokes a richly embroidered tapestry of images, from old monuments rife with history to idyllic isles of glass-blue sea and blinding white stucco dwellings. Greece enchants its visitors with its beauty, tradition, and spirit. In this eloquent collection, women share firsthand experiences of the people, history, and landscape of Greece. Their essays go beyond ordinary travelogue to capture the ways in which Greece has shaped lives or influenced decisions. In expressing their love for the country, these women share stories as visceral as they are poignant, as entertaining as they are endearing. Whether they are seasoned travelers or armchair adventurers, Greece aficionados or those just beginning to learn about the country, readers of this compelling collection will gain a better understanding of Greece and how experiences abroad can impact their lives. "
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I do recommend taking this on holiday (preferably to Greece) and reading it in situ. A lovely book to pick up and re-read; highly recommended.
A collection of stories by American women about Greece, where there is no deepness, no insight, no going beyond banality and superficiality with a real pleasure in describing, more than once, furry chested Greek men and their sexual abilities.
I did expected something more being a true lover of Greece and her world (ancient and modern), and it is appalling these women have not found anything else under this superficial crust made of "furry" men, "moussaka", fish soup etc.
Please, dont waste your time and money with this book!
Yes, there were some superficial tales of 'Greek men with furry chests' (to quote another reviewer), but there were also moving tales of peoples personal pains and triumphs (Greece is SOOOOO different in culture and mentality to the UK & US and these women note and voice it very well in their tales), as well as interaction with local people and understanding THEIR pain, joy and culture.
I would recommend this book to anyone who's been, or is going, to Greece - anyone who's had an affair: be that with a person or the place itself. You will find yourself nodding in agreement, relating well.
Thank you for sharing your personal stories.
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