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It's All Greek To Me! - John Mole's account of setting up home on the Greek island of Evia

It’s All Greek To Me!

“John Mole’s book is very much in the Mayle mould; he starts off with a similarly ramshackle property in a similar traditional rural community. If anything, though, Mole’s predicament is even further removed from the urban UK – even the UK of the late 1970s, when he and his family were contemplating their move.” Dave reviews John Mole’s account of his new life in rural Greece.

A volunteer at the Athens Olympics

“Olympic Games accreditation, which is designed to control access to venues and transport for the likes of athletes, officials and VIPs, creates a hierarchical society of bewildering complexity. The significance of the accreditation badge goes far beyond mere utility and reflects the status of the wearer, much like the ownership of cows or fast cars in other societies.” Rowland Jack gets to go behind the scenes at the world’s biggest sports event.