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Living on a Greek island

A Greek island blog from Symi in the Dodecanese islands of Greece. "James’s great talent lies in his careful observation of the absurd and the amusing, the dramas and the difficulties..." Anne Zouroudi.

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Girl Gone Greek

Girl Gone Greek

Kalo mina! I’m not going to witter on for long today, I just have one piece of news to share with you. I have completed the screenplay, and can now let you know about it. It’s an adaptation of the book, ‘Girl Gone Greek’ by Rebecca Hall.

Girl Gone Greek

The book is Rebecca’s true account of studying to be a TEFL teacher and then coming to Greece for a year to teach. It’s funny, insightful, tells you a lot about Greece and its culture and has one or two… Well, I’m not going to tell you too much. You can pick up a copy of the book, or its Kindle version, through this link: Girl Gone Greek

Girl Gone Greek

I tried to keep the screenplay as close to the book as possible but, as usual, there is more time in a book than there is in a film. Rebecca is happy with the work and tells me that it encapsulates all that the book is about. It shows, through her humorous time spent in Greece, that the main character grows as a person and how the country and its people helped her realise her potential – and Greece’s potential –  to shape those around her.

I hope to have an interview with Rebecca on the blog in due course.

Girl Gone Greek