A PORTRAIT OF GREECE
is a delight, informative but also full of Greek sunshine and temperament,
with important insights, I greatly enjoyed it."
New York Times
and decidedly useful introdutction to Greece and the Greeks, light
and lively. Zorba would be pleased."
companion for travellers to Greece, Nicholas Gage's Hellas
is written with insight and affection. Readers who' ve never been
to Greece will want to go and those who have will want to return."
New York University
one is as uniquely qualified to take readers on an unforgettable
journey through Greece than Nicholas Gage, author of the prize winning
international bestseller Eleni
from its first publication in 1971, HELLAS: A PORTRAIT OF GREECE
is a personal, poetic, and incisive portrait of Greece in all its
aspects told with the emotion of a native son, the perspective of
a veteran foreign correspondent, and the paramount obligation of
a storyteller to both illuminate and entertain
Within the pages
readers will meet the inhabitants of Greece from multimillionaire
shipping magnates to peasant philosophers, will explore the country's
isolated mountain villages and unspoiled islands as well as its
teeming industrial cities and raucous rural marketplaces. The reader
will visit ancient ruins, Byzantine churches and Turkish minarets,
and sample plates of Greek delicacies and glasses of ouzo in neighborhood
Far more than
a travel guide, HELLAS will fascinate anyone who has ever
been lured by the spell of the country that is the cultural home
of every civilized man, the country that Lord Byron called "one
vast realm of wonder.