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Skiathos - Recommended Books

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Skiathos - Recommended Books

Following on from "what's to love"

What Skiathos based books would anyone suggest?

Just need to keep this wonderful island alive all year round!

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1. Re: Skiathos - Recommended Books

My books on Skiathos/Skopelos:

Act III – A small island in the Aegean by Richard Romanus.

Aegean Dream by Dario Ciriello

An Island in Greece – On the shores of Skopelos by Michael Carroll

All the Little Graces by Eleanor MacDonald. This is fiction. A story about a stray dog and a family who look after the animal on their travels to the island. A book for all dog lovers and those who have been to Skiathos will recognise many places, even though the island is not actually mentioned.

Walking and Exploring books on Skiathos: which can be purchased from the book shop on Pappadiamantis Street:

Skiathos – Hiking in the Aegean Paradise by Ortwin Widmann

Exploring Skiathos Town – with three suggested Walks by Victoria Sandels

Walking on Skiathos by Victoria Sandels

A History of Skiathos by Victoria Sandels

Victoria’s books can also be purchased from http://www.skiathosbooks.com/index.htm

Other Greek island tales of living the dream:

The Greek for Love by James Chatto – (brilliant book – one of my favourite reads)

Blue Skies and Black Olives by John Humphries and Christopher Humphries

Its All Greek To Me by John Mole

Greek Walls – an odyssey in Corfu by John Waller

In the Dolphins Wake by Harry Bucknall

On a Greek Island by Fionnuala Brennan

Dream Seeking on Nisyros by Lina Anritz

Attic in Greece – a very English Adventure by Austen Kark

The Summer of my Greek Taverna by Tom Stone

Chasing Dreams in Lefkas by Diane Griffith

Paging Aphrodite by Kim Green – a novel

Two books, by Victoria Hislop recommended : The Thread and The Island

Now need ideas for some future reading, thanks!

Edited: 08 February 2013, 10:31
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Yannis by Beryl Darby - fiction, based in Crete particularly Spinalonga

Beryl's website for more of her books: www.beryldarbybooks.com

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I've not read this but my husband loved it. - In the dolphin's wake by Harry Bucknall. I know someone else has already mentioned it.

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Wow Diamondchris! Can't wait to download a few of those. And sorry but I've nothing to add!

Mrs Whicker, got it, read it, thanks!

Thanks Mozy47.

Nothing beats the "being there" but good to "get lost" in a good book describing it.

Is it too early to book 2014?

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I would recommend "The Gates of the Wind ".

Not sure of the author.

Not wanting to spoil your fun, it is about the story of a Brit who buys a boat and a plot of land in Skopelos and builds a home there, long before most Brits thought of it.

Enjoy.

PS I left my copy in the Hotel Paradise library !

Edited: 08 February 2013, 21:23
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And it's a true story and has many references to Skiathos.

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7. Re: Skiathos - Recommended Books

I ordered Gates of the Wind last night.

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8. Re: Skiathos - Recommended Books

An Island in Greece - on the shores of Skopelos by Michael Carroll is the new title for Gates of the Wind.

TheHappening - have you read any of the other books by Beryl Darby?

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9. Re: Skiathos - Recommended Books

Mrs Whicker: I’ve just ordered Yannis – having loved The Island by Hislop all about Spinalonga. Thanks for the recommendation. Also been looking at the other titles on Beryl Darby’s website.

Gary: Gates of the Wind is now titled “An Island in Greece” by Michael Carroll as Mrs Whicker says. A great read.

The Happening: of course its not too early to book for 2014 :-)

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Gary: Gates of the Wind is now titled “An Island in Greece” by Michael Carroll as Mrs Whicker says. A great read

Well, I;ll go to the bottom of our stairs !!!

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