Bus Stop Symi, by W Travis

Bus Stop Symi
William Travis

Recollections about Symi in the 1960s. Symi, the island so famous for Greek Sponge Diving.
The bus stop that waits in vain for a bus, the road-roller that sits forgotten in the dark because there are no roads, the motorboat that lies unused in the little square were some of the mysteries of Symi which the author unraveled when he and his wife went to live on this remote island.
During their three years stay they were to encounter many other such oddities, bit it was above all the people with their unfailing kindness and dignity who impressed them most. An enchanting story that includes ancient Greek myths and such characters as Mitzou-the-Taverns, Dimitirios-the-fishmonger, a famed dancer and womanizer, and the simple-minded Savas.

Hardback with dust jacket in very good condition. Corners of dust jacket slightly rubbed. Slight foxing to endpapers.

222 pages
15 pages of black and white photographs
142 mm x 222 mm (5.5 in x 8.75 in)
1973, Readers Union Ltd, Newton Abbott


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Additional information

Weight .6 kg
Dimensions 30 × 24 × 4 cm