The Hero of Negropont: Tales of Travellers, Turks, Greeks and a Camel

The Hero of Negropont: Tales of Travellers, Turks, Greeks and a Camel

by John Mole

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Overview

A comedy, a history, a traveller's tale of love and adventure...join young Lord Exford on his journey to the Greece of heroines and philosophers, pashas and janissaries.

The year is 1788. George III is on the throne. To escape debt and court summonses the rakish Exford is exiled to Constantinople with a prudish tutor and a truculent artist. On the way they are shipwrecked on a Greek island ruled by a Turkish pasha and populated with stories of passion and delusion. Star-crossed lovers, renegades and minstrels, pirates and djinn are just some of the characters our travellers encounter. They also meet Amelia Burbage,a botanist, feminist and intrepid explorer, accompanied by her Syrian servant and their irascible camel.

Befuddled by a heady mix of the pasha's hashish, amorous ardour and his classical education, Exford's delusional tutor takes on the might of the Sultan and it is left to the wily Exford to deliver his eccentric band from an unspeakable fate.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780955756931
Publisher: Fortune
Publication date: 02/23/2016
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

John Mole was born in Birmingham England. After modern languages at Oxford and an MBA from INSEAD he had a succession of jobs from selling stencil duplicators in Eastern Europe to banking in the Middle East. He wrote the best-selling 'It's All Greek To Me!' about life in his village on Negropont - now known as Evia. 'The Sultan's Organ' is a modern English version of the wonderful diary of an Elizabethan musician, taking a self-playing organ and clock to Constantinople. 'I Was A Potato Oligarch' is about his doomed attempt to set up a fast food restaurant in Moscow. 'Mind Your Manners' is a best-selling guide to the business cultures of the new Europe. He has published three comic novels - 'Sail or Return', 'The Monogamist' and 'Thanks, Eddie!' They are all on Kindle.

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