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Symi Books for Christmas

Symi Books for Christmas

It’s nearly that time of year again, less than three weeks, but there’s still time to order paperbacks for Christmas presents. Today is an unashamedly brash reminder of some of my titles that you can pick up on Kindle for yourself (and allow a certain amount of sharing), or on Kindle Unlimited for free (if you have that function) and in paperback. The full list of tiles is to the right as usual, but you may want to consider gifts for friends who you may make into Symi converts with some of these Symi books.

If you’ve not read them (and I am sure you have, but other may not have) then the best order to read them in is:

Symi 85600 book review

Symi 85600

Symi 85600

A collection of diary entries, emails and other bits and pieces that start a few days before we arrived to live on Symi and take us through the first five years of living here. 2002 to about 2007. It was also one of the first eBooks to be published under the, then, new self-publishing system.

Carry On Up The Kali Strata

A collection of articles I wrote for the much-missed The Symi Visitor newspaper. There are also a couple of short stories invented around Symi. This book kind of covers 2008 to 2012. Includes photos.

 Village View

This is one full year on Symi, 2013, and in made up of blog posts with photos from Neil.

Sumi Stuf & Nonsense _ebook - smallerSymi, Stuff & Nonsense

The latest book that covers living on Symi, other travel adventures of my youth and later years, from 1979 to 2017, plus other bits and pieces from this blog.

Proceeds from all of these books are still going to the Symi high school to help buy books and things needed following our recent flood.

Also for your Christmas shopping list, you might like to consider:

Jason and the Sargonauts

A comedy romp/treasure hunt that takes in some (real) Symi history (sponge diving and WWII) and some invented characters on an over-60s holiday set in the present day. ‘Dan Brown meets Whitehall farce,’ as one commentator described it.

2018 calendarSymi Dream Calendar 2018

This is another stunning calendar from Neil with 12 shots of Symi to keep that Greek sunshine in your house or office through the winter and beyond.

All books can be found via my Amazon author page here, and all reviews are more than welcome.

There. I’ll leave you now to read this and say ‘Yes, we know, we’ve already got these books, what else is going on over there on Symi?’ Well, the temperature has dropped overnight and is floundering around the seven degrees mark in a cold wind – it was 18 degrees yesterday (Tuesday), so it’s a bit of a shock, even though its expected at this time of year. Off to put on my thermals now. Happy Christmas Symi shopping!


Category: Books & writing