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The Illegal Gardener (Greek Village Book 1) by [Sara Alexi]

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About the Author

Sara Alexi was born in Oxford, England. She has traveled widely and now spends much of her time in a tiny rural village in the Peloponnese, in Greece, where she is (very slowly!) renovating a ruined stone farmhouse, whilst observing the Greek way of life and absorbing the culture, to enrich her vision for both writing and painting.

Sara began writing later in life. In school English lessons were a time of confusion, books indecipherable hieroglyphics. Dyslexia was not well understood then and no support was available. The joy of reading and writing were canceled by the teacher's red pen ...

Despite her dyslexia Sara qualified as a psychotherapist and ran her own practice for years. Her artistic nature was, at that time, confined to painting and she exhibited widely.

In a casual conversation with a client she discovered that Agatha Christie, Jules Verne and Hans Christian Andersen were all dyslexic, and Sara's perspective changed. The world of fiction opened to her with this shift in perception and she has been a prolific writer ever since.

Her 'Greek Village Series' has been very well received and provides a keenly observed, compassionate insight into the Greek people and culture, and the human condition in general. Watch this space for the next in the series, coming soon!

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'Reminiscent of Remains of the Day.'

'A good tale well told. Shades of Steinbeck and Bradbury.'

'The author has huge potential and if she keeps writing and developing like this then I wouldn't be at all surprised to see her name on a future Man Booker list!'

'Sensitive with beautifully crafted characters that you really cared about.'

'I was captivated from the start unable to put the book down.'
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B008LMT78U
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Oneiro Press; 1st edition (November 30, 2013)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ November 30, 2013
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1447 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 290 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 4,068 ratings

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Sara Alexi's 'Greek Village Series' has been very well received and provides a keenly observed and compassionate insight into the Greek people and culture from the years she lived there, and a rare view of what makes up the human condition that she acquired as a psychotherapist.

The illegal Gardener

Black Butterflies

The Explosive Nature of Friendship

The Gypsy’s Dream

The Art of Becoming Homeless

In The Shade of The Monkey Puzzle Tree

A Handful of Pebbles

The Unquiet Mind

Watching The Wind Blow

The Reluctant Baker

The English Lesson

The Priest Well

A Song Amongst the Orange Trees

The Stolen Book

A Stranger in the Village

The Stolen Book

The Rush Cutter Legacy

Saving Septic Cyril

Being Enough

A Wander Through the Village - The Greek Village Handbook

A Stranger In the Village

A Self Effacing Man

The Piano Raft

The House Keeper

An Island Too Small

The Greek Village Cookery Book or The Short and Happy Tale of Pippo Lampo

The Village Idiots part I, II and III

The Other Daughter

A Very English Christmas.

The Greek Village Colouring Book.

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