A hospital visit in modern Greece! The English Patient

Mrs Rogers, a member of our Kefi club in Worcester recently wrote this letter in our magazine after her experience in Greece.  She has allowed me to reproduce it.  It gives some idea of the problems faced by this distressed country. But nothing thankfully dims the Greek kindness and hospitality and warmth. God bless them.    […]

Ending Greece’s Nightmare…NYT article

There’s much sense in these NYT articles and the Americans, not being involved with the European Union or Euro, can take a more detached viewpoint on the subject. Let’s hope Syriza can help though no one really knows or can accurately predict, not even my favourite astrologer Margery Orr!  Almost all the Greeks I know […]

Greek crisis may affect us all?

    This is a crisis time for Greece but this often beleagured nation is surely used to this?  Think of what they suffered under the Ottoman rule of 400 years, the Great Catastrophe of 1922 when they were driven out of Smyrna, literally into the sea, the towns burning behind them?  Then look at […]

Greek Launch Coming Closer!

Okeanida.gr have told me that my book The Long Shadow is ready to go out in Greek on December 4th.   It’s new title will be O Iskios tou Polemou (The Shadow of War) I’m looking forward to the launch which is to take place at Ianos Bookstore in Thessaloniki.  It’s a marvellous place with […]

Horrifying story of Woman in Greece Buried Alive!

It’s truly the stuff of nightmares. A Greek woman is reported to have been accidentally buried alive after ‘dying’ of cancer. A worker at the Peraia cemetery near Thessaloniki told police he heard banging and muffled screams coming from a plot, after the funeral last Thursday. Despite frantically digging up the coffin containing the 49-year-old […]

What is Wrong with Angela Merkel?

Another of Richard Devereux’s great poems!!  Richard recently won a first prize at the Dead Poets Slam held at the Bristol Poetry Festival with his take on the great Greek poet Yiannis Ritsos.  He explored some of Ritsos famous poems as well as reading out some of his own.  I love them all but wanted […]

Maybe Things Are Getting Better After All

A very kind lady in Greece posted up an interesting review on Amazon about my latest book, Dying Phoenix , in which she said that though she loved the writing, the characters and the general story, it was painful for her to read the history of that time in Greece, a time she is probably […]