Blue Skies & Black Olives: A Survivor's Tale Of Housebuilding And Peacock Chasing In Greece

Paperback | June 16, 2010

byJohn Humphrys

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It was a moment of mad impulse when John Humphrys decided to buy a semi-derelict cottage and a building site on a plot of land overlooking the Aegean. After all, his son Christopher was already raising his family there so he would help build the beautiful villa that would soon rise there. What could possibly go wrong?
Everything. John was to spend much of the next four years regretting his moment of madness
Sometimes comic, at other times infuriating, here father and son tell a story by turns hilarious and revealing about a country that intrigues and infuriates in equal measure.

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It was a moment of mad impulse when John Humphrys decided to buy a semi-derelict cottage and a building site on a plot of land overlooking the Aegean. After all, his son Christopher was already raising his family there so he would help build the beautiful villa that would soon rise there. What could possibly go wrong?Everything. John w...

John Humphrys has reported from all over the world for the BBC and presented its frontline news programmes on both radio and television, in a broadcasting career spanning forty years. He has won a string of national awards and been described as a 'national treasure'. He owned a dairy farm for ten years and has homes in Greece and Londo...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:June 16, 2010Publisher:HodderLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0340978848

ISBN - 13:9780340978849

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A sparky, funny, exasperated story that brings Humphrys and his family together in trying but also tender circumstances.-Iain Finlayson, Times