The Xenophobe's Guide to the Greeks (Xenophobe's Guides)

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9781902825304: The Xenophobe's Guide to the Greeks (Xenophobe's Guides)

Highlights the unique character and behavior of the nation. Frank, irreverent, funny--almost guaranteed to cure Xenophobia.

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'The Greeks are a very sensual people. Although there appears to be a middle-class restraint towards sex in general, nothing could be more misleading because in fact their conservatism is only skin deep. Small wonder, when they are raised on the most adulterous mythology ever compiled, instead of innocuous nursery rhymes.'
Xenophobia is an irrational fear of foreigners, probably justified, always understandable.
Xenophobe's Guides - an irreverent look at the beliefs and foibles of nations, almost guaranteed to cure Xenophobia.

About the Author:

Alexandra Fiada was born and lives (as does 40% of the Greek nation) in Athens. She is unable to explain her unusually disciplined nature, but suggests her inquisitive, optimistic individualism is ample proof, if it was needed, that she is a true Greek.

A passionate lover of Greek history, she became a newspaper addict at the age of five and has read avidly all forms of the printed word ever since. Fortunately this is a great advantage in her professional life - publishing.

As editor of a number of magazines including International History Magazine and the Greek Reader¿s Digest, translator, and author of A Short History of Athens, assorted articles, scripts and documentaries she finds work her principal pleasure. But she claims she cannot function properly without copious cups of coffee, and far too many cigarettes which she defends on the grounds that if smoking doesn¿t get her first, the smog of Athens will.

Meanwhile she plans for a dream house among the olive trees in the Greek countryside and a pension large enough to guarantee that her relations humour her every whim well into her dotage.

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