The Sifnos Chronicles:
tales from a greek isle
Quirky and beguiling, often unwittingly funny, and always so utterly kind, the people of the Greek island of Sifnos charm and fascinate. They roar past on motorbikes with whole families squeezed on top, plus whatever earthly goods they can manage to hold on to.
They live their lives in the open, their shouts, their squabbles and their laughter in plain view of anyone who takes the time to notice. Open-hearted and spontaneous, they ply strangers with countless gifts ... and, impromptu, they invite a passing traveller to their wedding.
Sifnos Chronicles 2:
more greek island tales
A taverna … a monstrous platter of fish … then a second. We didn't order these, don't really like fish. But they're a gift, the cook is watching, and the giver is too.
Life in a secluded Greek fishing village embraces two Canadian travellers, wraps them in its arms and overwhelms them with gifts. Friendship, laughter, cheeses, coffees galore. Those fish. Such encounters with the unexpected, the sometimes perplexing but always soul-affirming, are the kind of magic that rewards those who travel, not to see all the sights this world has to offer, but to slow down and savour. The kind of magic that, an ocean away, makes these Canadians feel they've come home.
Available now at:
• To Bibliopoleio (The Book Shop), Apollonia, Sifnos, Greece
• Tithorea, a Greek food shop in Rockwood, Ontario, Canada
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