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Last Chance To See

Last Chance To See

Before setting off for a new life in Greece, I’m talked into taking a tour of Britain.
Visiting many places in the country for the first time – places I’d heard of, made assumptions about, but never really bothered to visit – it was a chance to see my country in a whole new way. And also through the eyes of my accompanying Greek Passepartout.

So a last chance to see. Which turned out to be so much more…

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My Family And Other Hellenes

My Family And Other Hellenes

I had never really thought of Greece before. I knew others went there, but my family summer holidays had always been taken – without fail – at home. Somewhere like Scarborough. In the rain. I knew of Homer, Alexander, of the bearded heroes, the myths, and the vengeful gods, of course. But, to be honest, […]

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India

India

We left Mumbai’s Victoria Terminus and stepped over a dead man. He must have been lying there for a while. Gluey fluid was leaking from the body into pools on the hot, roughly paved floor. Hundreds of commuters, flying out from the gothic palace-like railway station behind us, out into the city, hurdled the dead […]

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Cairo

Cairo

Raindrops fell on the pavement like fat toads. It was one of those hot, heavy, summer days when, almost incorrectly, it was raining. It was the day it all began. * I had been teaching for the last few months in a university campus in suburban London, cleared for the summer. Full of bored foreign […]

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A New World Symphony

A new world of travel and a new life of chance opens up for Kemp after he meets his travelling Passpartout – a bored, searching, pretty Greek anarchist, teaching in a suburban English boarding school for the summer, longing to get away and explore.
Passports in hand, they make a dash for it together…

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Travels With A Greek

  Chapter 1. A New World Symphony                      i. Cairo                      ii. India                      iii. Japanese Interlude                      iv. […]

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There Was Britain

                                                                             PART ONE                      i. The Last Chance To […]

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Here is Greece

  Chapter 1.  My Family and Other Hellenes Chapter 2.  On the Greek Election Trail Chapter 3.  Corfu Quartet                       i. Paradise Found?                       ii. Lessons in Greek               […]

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