A PARTHENON ON OUR ROOF – PETER BARBER
Adventures of an Anglo –Greek Marriage
Alexandra, a product of Greek Fire. Born into the cradle of civilization. Weaned on the teachings of ancient Greek philosophers, thrilled by the bravery of Spartans and thousands of years of cultural heritage.
Peter, her future husband, a tea drinking, digestive-dunking product of British society. Working to make a living, no real ambitions or dreams. But then, he fell in love and everything changed.
At times hilarious, always embarrassing, Peter’s story of how he became Greek enough to live with a Greek family includes a near-death experience on a mountain road, eccentric aunts, Greek bureaucracy, melting flip-flops, and the decision to demolish the much-loved family home, replacing it with a five-storey apartment block, complete with a Parthenon on the roof terrace.
What could possibly go wrong?
A LAUGH-OUT-LOUD ROMANTIC COMEDY
The first in the Parthenon series, the book takes us into the heart of Englishman Peter Barber’s adopted Greek family.
Humour, love, beauty, a fiery wife and Greek culture are presented in a hilarious package, the perfect escapist read.
Gold medal winner. The Global Book Awards: Biographical – Travel
‘Reminds me of The Durrell’s’
‘Peter has written a lovely account of his life in Greece in this easy reading book. It’s full of hilarious tales and I really didn’t want it to finish. If he could write sequels, and perhaps prequels, I think they would make a wonderful television series, especially for those of us who are missing The Durrell’s’.
Doodle. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 18, 2022
‘I was in a beautiful country with a wonderful person bedside me’ – a Greek initiation!
“British born author Peter Barber presents a thoroughly entertaining memoir of his life as an Anglo man married to a Greek woman – a story that outdistances the ongoing cinematic exploration of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ because of the excellent combination of fact with humor”.
Grady Harp. Reviewed in the United States on September 26, 2022
Peter Barber is a British-born author. He now lives between England and Greece. Peter is married to his Greek wife Alexandra. Peters’ books are non-fiction humour and based on true life experiences and musings.
His most recent book: A Parthenon on Our Roof, has reached number 1 in Amazon bestseller charts.
Peter enjoys travel around Greece and is a member of the UK’s Society of Authors.