Peter Hemming's motto in life is, 'Everything is Possible', and once he'd stepped off the plane onto the concrete of Kefalonia Airport in April 2001 he had to quickly start believing it. What lay ahead was a six month painting holiday in which he would sell some of his paintings, then at the end of the summer season, return to England and an ordinary life; things though didn't quite happen that way and life turned out to be anything but ordinary, the opposite in fact. Taking that quantum leap into the unknown saw him almost drown in the ocean of Greek bureaucracy as well as stumbling into the maze of the Greek language, but amazingly he overcame all obstacles and drifted effortlessly into the world of the warm and welcoming Kefalonians who took him to their hearts as well as their homes. Smile as you turn the pages, following Peter through his journey of enlightenment and self discovery, how, armed with a Greek phrase book, he lived the dream during those six months and beyond. Kalo dhiavasma!
This remarkable collaboration had its origins when John Kinsella and Alan Jenkins, two very different poets who had long admired and enjoyed each other's work, discovered by chance that the new poems they were working on shared a preoccupation with the sea. Marine brings together those poems and others written since, all dealing with…
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