A collection of writings that present an honest and often humorous account of two Ex-pat’s experiences of living on a small Greek island.
This book also contains extracts from the symidream... More > web site and the complete guide ‘How to move to a Greek island or other place in the sun.’
“Even if you are not thinking of moving abroad this little collection will entertain and inform.”< Less
12 stunning images of Symi, Greece, by Symi Island's photographer Neil Gosling.
These exclusive images are only available from Symi Dream, a small photographic shop selling unique gifts, cards,... More > limited editions and photographic services on the beautiful Greek island of Symi. For more information see the website www.symidream.com/wp which also hosts the island's most popular daily blog, with images, photo services, news and more.< Less
Carry On Up The Kali Strata is a collection of articles about living in Symi, Greece. Previously written for www.symidream.com and The Symi Visitor, here they are gathered together with photographs... More > by Symi island photographer Neil Gosling. If you've enjoyed ‘Symi 85600’ you will like to read this follow up. “Symi’s charm is in its people and the minutiae of their lives; James’s great talent lies in his careful observation of the absurd and the amusing, the dramas and the difficulties (because nothing in Symi is ever simple), and in reporting what he sees with kind humour and a writer’s eye for the details essential to lively travel writing.” Anne Zouroudi, author of Bloomsbury’s Greek Detective mysteries.< Less
A year living on Symi, a Greek island. James’ blog posts from 2013, edited and set out in printed form with images by Neil Gosling, take us through one whole year living on a small Greek island... More > in southeast Greece. From winter storms to summer visitors, from photo walks to book signings, and from goats to shrimp festivals, Village View gives us an upfront, honest and mildly edited account of James and Neil’s eleventh year on Symi. “Symi’s charm is in its people and the minutiae of their lives; James’s great talent lies in his careful observation of the absurd and the amusing, the dramas and the difficulties, because nothing in Symi is ever simple, and in reporting what he sees with kind humour and a writer’s eye for the details essential to lively travel writing.” Anne Zouroudi, author of Bloomsbury’s Greek Detective mysteries.< Less
Cape Cod artist Owen Langbroek receives a letter from Greece, a lawyer notifying him that he has inherited a house on one of the islands. The house belonged to his father, a man who vanished when... More > Owen was small, never to be seen or heard from again. Owen travels to the island to see the house and there he finds a journal, an autobiographical account written by his father. As he becomes involved in the details of daily life among the island's Greek and ex-pat community, Owen reads the journal and begins to know his father. One of the main characters in the journal was the great love of his life. Another is still living on the island, a scam artist who involved his father in various illegal schemes and now challenges Owen's rightful ownership of the house. Eventually the two stories begin to knit together as Owen makes some startling discoveries that force him to step into his father’s shoes, confront their shared enemy and unravel the mystery of his desertion.< Less
“Readers will find themselves incapable of putting this book down.” – The Symi Visitor. A mysterious iron chest arrived on the island of Symi, Greece in 1882 and was immediately... More > hidden for its own safety. 121 years later and Jason is working as a holiday rep for SARGO holidays. When his grandmother turns up as one of his guests she brings with her a locked cigarette case, left to Jason by his recently departed grandfather and given to him on Symi in 1944. The case is opened and reveals a piece of music, but the music is not what it seems and Jason and his small group of pensioners soon realise that they have stumbled on a secret that has been kept hidden on Symi all these years. A secret both dangerous and valuable. Jason and the Sargonauts is a contemporary comedy adventure full of fun and mystery, ‘A comic, camp and musical Da Vinci Code.’< Less