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Beneath the fig leaves : a memoir of food, family and Greece / Olympia Panagiotopoulos
Bib ID 8175482
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Panagiotopoulos, Olympia, author
 
Description South Melbourne, Vic. : Affirm Press, 2020 
©2020 
xii, 291 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour) ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9781925972665 (paperback)
1925972666 (paperback)
Summary

In 1955, in a village in Greece that was marred by war and poverty, Giannoula and Fotios Panagiotopoulos dreamed of providing a better life for their children. Australia, it was rumoured, was a land of opportunity where hard work brought reward. Leaving behind family and friends, they set off to make a new home on the other side of the world. Half a lifetime later, under the shade of a fig tree and in the dappled Melbourne sunlight, Giannoula regales her youngest daughter, Olympia, with stories of her homeland and journey. An evocative exploration of the ties that bind, Beneath the Fig Leaves weaves an irresistible tapestry of family, food and history to stir the heart and senses.

Subjects Panagiotopoulos, Olympia -- Family.  |  Panagiotopoulos, Olympia.  |  Panagiotopoulos, Giannoula.  |  Panagiotopoulos, Fotios.  |  Greek Australians -- Biography.  |  Australia -- Emigration and immigration.  |  Greece -- Emigration and immigration.  |  Australian
Form/genre Biographies.  |  Autobiographies.

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