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« Reply #45 on: August 17, 2010, 11:09:58 AM »
Back from 18 days in Plakias ... and not really arrived here yet ...

There is a new book about Plakias which is availlable in several Supermarkets: "Ο Πλακιάς του χθες" by Charidimos Andrea Papadakis. Loads of historic photos (b&w) from the early days of photograpy til the
beginning 80s, but mostly the 50s-70s. All Greek, 15

http://agonigrammi.wordpress.com/

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« Reply #46 on: August 17, 2010, 04:00:06 PM »
On the subject of books, are there any tavernas or bars that have a book-swap facility?

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« Reply #47 on: August 17, 2010, 04:15:27 PM »
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On the subject of books, are there any tavernas or bars that have a book-swap facility?
You'll tend to find that most apartments will have a shelf or something where you can swop books Paul, usually in their reception area or near the main entrance. I know Dave and Ali were doing it for a while so maybe some of the other supermarkets are doing the same. But there is a library on the road to the youth hostel that is evidently quite good. Most common languages are available.

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« Reply #48 on: August 18, 2010, 08:30:52 AM »
Nothing to do with Plakias (or Greece) but on my last holiday I read "Zimmer Men" and really enjoyed it and feel anybody who likes cricket would as well!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2005/aug/1...eisure.features

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« Reply #49 on: August 18, 2010, 06:29:42 PM »

Kostas Chrysoulla have a bookcase in the bar where people leave them when they go home  if that's any help  


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« Reply #50 on: August 18, 2010, 06:35:21 PM »
I loved The Island too.

I went to Spinalonga in 1986 and I think it''s the most eerie place I've ever been, I had an overwhelming feeling of sadness while there.
 

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« Reply #51 on: August 26, 2010, 03:00:16 PM »
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On the subject of books, are there any tavernas or bars that have a book-swap facility?

Information here about the library.
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« Reply #52 on: August 26, 2010, 03:39:33 PM »
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[Information here about the library.

 Thanks very much. I had not found that thread; I thought I had seen some reference to a library closing, so it is good to know that it is up and running. Problem (how many books to bring with me) solved!

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« Reply #53 on: August 27, 2010, 06:15:55 PM »
"Angels & Demons" were not in the Morpheas' library so instead I'm reading "A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian" by Marina Lewycka.  Not "funny" as The Times described it but poignant and sad.

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« Reply #54 on: August 30, 2010, 07:40:46 PM »
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"Angels & Demons" were not in the Morpheas' library so instead I'm reading "A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian" by Marina Lewycka.  Not "funny" as The Times described it but poignant and sad.

Noopsy

I didn't find it very funny either but I suspect "funny" is a very personal reaction! (With which I often disagree).

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« Reply #55 on: August 31, 2010, 08:58:27 AM »
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"Angels & Demons" were not in the Morpheas' library so instead I'm reading "A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian" by Marina Lewycka.  Not "funny" as The Times described it but poignant and sad.

Noopsy
I read that a few years ago Noops, Freddie stopped by while I was reading it on the beach and exclaimed 'TRACTORS!!!!!'
I enjoyed the book though!

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