My first visit to a Greek island was to Crete in 1980. In those days the fishing harbours at Agios Nikolaos and Elounda had an ambience that I immediately embraced. Together with the welcoming friendship the Greek people bestowed upon myself and my family, an affection for the Greek islands began.
Over the following years we visited more of the islands and in their own individual way, they offered that special blend of basic, natural beauty and Greek hospitality.
Then in 2003 we visited Paros, which in the low season, when we holiday, captured the essence of what captivated me back in 1980, notably the inner harbour at Naoussa.
These poems and past memories express my feelings for all the Greek islands I have visited, with candor, deep affection and a little light heartedness. In particular for Paros and its people, many who have become friends and I have the pleasure of seeing, when we return to the island, year after year.
Paperback: 94 pages
Publisher: Creative Print Publishing Ltd (July 1, 2013)
Les Burgess was born in Bollington, Cheshire, England, where he attended the local village school. During his schooldays his creative interest led him to attend weekend classes at an art school in the nearby town of Macclesfield.
His creativity developed, to win a regional prize in a national schools competition for an advertising poster concept for the then, British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC).
This resulted in him being recruited straight from school to a Manchester advertising agency and on to moving agencies, where he became a Creative Director.
He then set up his own creative business and subsequently was engaged in mergers and associate moves before becoming a creative consultant, able to enjoy a little more leisure time, including visits to his beloved Greek islands.
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