Homer's Where The Heart Is: Two journalists, one crazy dog and a love affair with Greece #2020

Homer's Where The Heart Is: Two journalists, one crazy dog and a love affair with Greece By Marjory McGinn Homer s Where The Heart Is Two journalists one crazy dog and a love affair with Greece Book of the Peloponnese series Homer s Where the Heart Is continues the story where the acclaimed first memoir left off Two journalists and their crazy terrier Wallace are in their second year of th
  • Title: Homer's Where The Heart Is: Two journalists, one crazy dog and a love affair with Greece
  • Author: Marjory McGinn
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  • Homer's Where The Heart Is: Two journalists, one crazy dog and a love affair with Greece By Marjory McGinn Book 2 of the Peloponnese series Homer s Where the Heart Is continues the story where the acclaimed first memoir left off Two journalists and their crazy terrier Wallace are in their second year of their riotous adventure, living in the Mani, southern Greece, sharing an olive grove with their new Greek landlords.The location is perfect, apart from Greeks on the edge, a guBook 2 of the Peloponnese series Homer s Where the Heart Is continues the story where the acclaimed first memoir left off Two journalists and their crazy terrier Wallace are in their second year of their riotous adventure, living in the Mani, southern Greece, sharing an olive grove with their new Greek landlords.The location is perfect, apart from Greeks on the edge, a gun toting neighbour and Wallace faces his biggest health drama yet The couple find time to explore of the region the island of Kythera and a visit to the house of the late Patrick Leigh Fermor, the famous British travel writer.But soon enough, the couple are pulled into the chaos of the economic crisis with some of the original village characters from Feta, as Greece faces bankruptcy This candid memoir is also the story of the author s passion for Greece Woven into the narrative is Marjory s back story from another dark time, during the military dictatorship in 1970s Athens It will reveal as much about Greece as it does about her own journey This memoir was chosen as expat book of the year, 2015, by the expat website thedisplacednation This edition also includes some of the author s own photographs of Greece Book 3 of this series, A Scorpion In The Lemon Tree, charts the couple s second long odyssey in Greece, this time in the Messinian peninsula.
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    1. Marjory McGinn

      Marjory McGinn is a Scottish born journalist who has worked on newspapers in the UK, and Australia where she was brought up On her return to Scotland in 2000, she worked as a freelance feature writer for various publications, including The Scotsman, The Herald, The Daily Mail, The Times In 2010, she set off for an adventure in the rural Mani, Greece, with her partner and their famously mad Jack Russell dog, Wallace The adventures are charted in her non fiction books Things Can Only Get Feta and the sequel Homer s Where the Heart Is published spring 2015 She is currently writing a third book about Greece Marjory writes a blog with a Greek theme on her website bigfatgreekodyssey blog She likes swimming in the sea, learning Greek, Feta cheese, and teaching Wallace how to be almost normal.

    870 thoughts on “Homer's Where The Heart Is: Two journalists, one crazy dog and a love affair with Greece”

    1. A wonderful read.I have enjoyed both books in equal measure My only regret is that I now have just one outstanding read left Thank you Marjory for the exceptional writing that has meant that I have found it difficult to put your book down.


    2. Another wonderful book by Marjory McGinn I finished reading this one while I was sitting in a caf in Greece The ending tugged at my heart so much that I had to conjure up enough self control not to cry McGinn does a beautiful job of portraying small village life in Greece and it does not matter one bit where that village is The characters are endearing and so recognizable In particular, there is one character an old goat herder named Foteini who encapsulates the old Greek world trying to deal wi [...]


    3. I have fallen in love with Marjory McGinn s travel memoirs set in Greece After Things Can Only Get Feta , I couldn t wait to read this one It didn t disappoint This continuation of Marjory and her partner, Jim s, life in a Greek village gives a deeper understanding of Marjory s love of Greece She also tells of the hardships the Greeks face as the economic crisis worsens, and of the philosophical elements and stoicism of the Greek character to deal with this Marjory is witty and observant, yet th [...]


    4. Not a bad sequel at all The couple has settled in at a nearby location, so there s not as much local interaction Instead, the author gives alternating chapters of background of her first time living in Greece 1970 s Athens , which at first seemed a bit like padding to get in extra material, but in the end worked out okay.


    5. Really enjoyed the second book detailing Marjory s stay in the Peloponnese Once again we meet old favourites such as Fotini and of course some new characters too This book has really made me want to explore a region that I barely know.Now looking forward to reading the final part in the series.


    6. This is the sequel to Things Can Only Get Feta, which I received as a First Read I absolutely loved that book, and remarked in my review that I would love to read a sequel someday Well, Marjory McGinn has now written it, and it does not disappoint While the first book does address the Greek economic crisis, it was still much lighthearted than this book, as the crisis has intensified in just a short time However, the same wit and humor I came to love about the first book comes shining through in [...]


    7. Life in Greece takes a serious turn.I have enjoyed immensely the first travel memoir by Marjory McGinn, Things Can Only Get Feta, so when I was offered a free copy of the sequel in return for an honest review, I jumped at the chance I had been looking forward to hearing how life has been away from the author s beloved village of Megali Mantineia, and also, how the adorable pet, Wallace, got along with the fierce big dog in the new house Last, I yearned to devour further details from the author s [...]


    8. Homer s Where the Heart Is is the second book in a series by a talented author who adds humor to her descriptions of their years in Greece I read the first book by McGinn, Things Can Only Get Feta , where she describes their first two years in Greece, when she and her husband rented a house in a small village in southern Greece They chose to become friends with the Greek people and not so much with other expats Homer s Where the Heart Is has a great chapter on Patrick Leigh Fermor one of the wor [...]


    9. I absolutely loved every minute of reading this book It s chock full with the author s experiences and admiration for the Greek people There are very funny and heartwarming anecdotes of meetings with strangers along the way, unusual friends made, and rather atypical situations encountered by herself, her partner Jim and their Jack Russell Terrier There is not a dull moment in Homer s Where the Heart Is nor for the 2 other books in the trilogy, which I have now read also I highly recommend this b [...]


    10. Love it An enjoyable read which consists of a collection of stories expertly woven together I never tire of hearing about Foteina, a remarkable woman who we were introduced to in the first book Things can only get feta.The reader also gets an insight into the author s life in Athens in the early 70s which is very interesting and gives you an idea of how she fell in love with Greece Wallace the Jack Russell s exploits are hilarious but also tinged with some sadnesss This book sums up the Greek pe [...]


    11. HeartwarmingBeautifully written Marjory McGinn has a unique way of sharing the history, culture, the economic crisis, and blend it with a description of a beautiful country with colorful characters This is one of those memoirs that you just don t want to end.


    12. Wonderfully told.Story is told in descriptive way that covers two stays in Greece that are years apart The people of Greece come alive with all their warmth, zaniness and troubles Well told and well worth reading.


    13. Part Two of Marjory and Jim s Greek OdysseyI am enjoying reading about Marjory and Jim s time in Greece I love the Greek people they meet and become friends with




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