Acquired via BookCrossing 10 Jul 2010 – BookRing

I really enjoyed this honest and funny account of doing up a battered house in a Greek island village, although it was a little odd that it was written 25 or so years after the events it portrays.

I have a weakness for an expatriate-buys-a-house book and have read quite a few in my time.  This was a good one, with a real feel for, and love for, the people in the village.  There were a few rather vivid scenes around animal slaughter which may not  be particularly suitable for the squeamish.  I really liked the truthful scenes of family life, bickering and all, and the sense of luck that they found and could restore this lovely building. 

More photos would have perhaps been nice…