Patrick Anderson, First Steps in Greece
Anderson, Patrick. First Steps in Greece. First Edition. 1958. Book and dust jacket are both in very good condition—jacket shows small chip to the back cover and a tiny chip to the upper spine.
For many of us, the legend of Greece takes hold long before we are actually able to travel there. That is particularly true of this author. He was steeped in ancient history at English boarding school and fell in the love with the Grecian ideal. He was positively exuberant when he finally arrived in Greece on the journey, as he recounts in this intelligent travelogue. He inquires, “One has bathed in the Aegean! What else could possibly matter?” And, the charm of this book is such that the reader is inclined to agree with him.
“Greek cooking is not all that bad—[it] can, in fact, be very good indeed, and I don’t mean in grand restaurants.”