Mary Norris loves all things Greek, but especially the Greek language. Not modern, Greek, mind you, Ancient Greek. This book recounts her studies learning the language, speaking the language. We go with her on solo trips to Greece (Crete, Rhodes, Cyprus, Samos, Chios, and Lesbos), and also learn a bit about how the alphabet originated and about some English word origins. This is a fun book, part memoir, part travelogue, a wee bit tutorial, full of her adventures and misadventures and full of her passion for the land and the people of Greece. It’s a quick read that I enjoyed very much.
eGalley review Publication date 4.2.19