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On The Table Read, “the best book magazine in the UK“, A Parthenon On Our Roof is a comedic and poignant memoir about how the love of his now wife, Alexandra, was the catalyst for Peter Barber’s decision to embrace Greece as his adopted homeland.
The Adventures Of An Anglo Greek Marriage
A Parthenon On Our Roof: The Adventures Of An Anglo Greek Marriage by Peter Barber is a travel memoir with heart. Peter’s biography shares his experiences of embracing a new culture, whilst trying to impress all those around you (especially your new Greek family), and landed a spot as an Amazon No.1 bestseller in a matter of months.
Whether you have made a new life in a different country yourself, or enjoyeed the antics shared in the likes of The Durrells, A Year in Provence, and My Big Fat Greek Wedding, the self-deprecating dry-wit, laugh out loud and funny anecdotes, and authentic poignancy in this book will keep readers hooked.
A Parthenon On Our Roof
Alexandra, a product of Greek Fire. Born into the cradle of civilization. Weaned on the teachings of ancient Greek philosophers, thrilled by the bravery of Spartans and thousands of years of cultural heritage.
Peter, her future husband, a tea-drinking, digestive-dunking product of British society. Working to make a living with no real ambitions or dreams. But then, he fell in love and everything changed.
At times hilarious, always embarrassing, Peter’s story of how he became Greek enough to live with a Greek family includes a near-death experience on a mountain road, eccentric aunts, Greek bureaucracy, melting flip flops, and the decision to demolish the much-loved family home, replacing it with a five-storey apartment block, complete with a Parthenon on the roof terrace.
To cap it all, someone thought it a good idea to put Peter in charge of the rebuild project, despite not speaking a word of Greek or being able to read Greek contracts. What could possibly go wrong?
“Most of the recent successful books of this type are from the perspective of foreigners living in the country and mixing with the locals, but from being viewed as an outsider,” said Peter Barber. “This book offers a unique perspective of experience told from within a Greek family looking out as a family member, which gives the reader so much more. It also has international appeal as the Greeks themselves love it. There is a large population of Greeks living all over the world who have sent me compliments on the way the book makes them miss their homeland.”
British-born author Peter Barber now lives between England and Greece. Peter is married to his Greek wife Alexandra. Peters’ books are non-fiction humour and based on true life experiences and musings.
Peter enjoys travelling around Greece and is a member of the UK’s Society of Authors.
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Published by UK Book Publishing, A Parthenon on our Roof: The Adventures of an Anglo Greek Marriage is available in paperback (£9.99), Kindle format (£2.99 or free via Kindle Unlimited) and audiobook (£16.00 or free with Audible trial) on Amazon at: https://amzn.to/3D74zkS / https://amzn.to/3MXh1rA and https://amzn.to/3gBlnJ1
Also available on Amazon.com. Kindle price: $4.99. Paperback. $9.99 https://www.amazon.com/dp/1915338204
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