John Manuel's website: http://johnphilipmanuel.wix.com/works
John Manuel has lived on Rhodes since 2005. He met and married a half-Greek girl in his home town of Bath, UK during the 1970's and soon developed a love for his mother-in-law's country. The four "Ramblings From Rhodes" books are personal, episodic accounts of all kinds of people, places and things that he's encountered and experienced in every corner of Greece, although the last two, "Tzatziki For You to Say" and "A Plethora of Posts" are mainly about daily life year-round on Rhodes. John's blog all about life on Rhodes is here: http://ramblingsfromrhodes.blogspot.com
Regarding his "memoir" books he says:
"I don't largely tell a chronological story. Don't read my 'Ramblings', expecting a thriller, a storyline, a novel or a moral. Read them to perhaps have a chuckle, or a brief virtual visit to all sorts of places in Greece.
I prefer my travel reading to connect to living people, to impart feelings and interaction among human beings as they encounter one another, often unexpectedly, yet the result being a new friendship formed, a new thing learned, a new experience gained."
The most recent non-fiction book from John is "A Jay in the Jacaranda Tree", a no-holds-barred look at over ten years of living in Greece during an extremely unstable period in her economic history.
John has also written five novels, of which the latest is the well-received "Two in the Bush".
He also runs a reading group on Facebook called "A Good Greek Read" for all lovers of things Greek.