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  • Victoria Hislop: The Return: A Novel
    Hislop's second masterpiece. Simply brilliant! (*****)
  • Victoria Hislop: The Island

    Victoria Hislop: The Island

  • Mary Summer Rain: Dreamwalker: The Path of Sacred Power

    Mary Summer Rain: Dreamwalker: The Path of Sacred Power
    What is a Dreamwalker? They are the rare few who, as Mary Summer rain describes them, are "led by the spirit", "have shed the yoke of desire and self-want", and have discarded the need for material gain and all evidence of negative thought. (*****)

  • Don Miguel Ruiz: The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, A Toltec Wisdom Book

    Don Miguel Ruiz: The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, A Toltec Wisdom Book
    In "The Four Agreements", don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom the Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom,true happiness and love. (*****)

  • Mary Summer Rain: Phoenix Rising: No-Eyes' Vision of the Changes to Come

    Mary Summer Rain: Phoenix Rising: No-Eyes' Vision of the Changes to Come
    Mary Summer Rain's relationship with the old and wise Indian shaman No-Eyes reveals to Mary her compelling visions of the future. From the setting in the simple mountain cabin, No-Eyes takes her on a sometimes frightening journey through time, viewing the upheavals to come through a unique perspective, on timeless paths that few have ever travelled. (*****)

  • Lauren Weisberger: Devil Wears Prada, The

    Lauren Weisberger: Devil Wears Prada, The

  • Sir Winston Churchill: My Early Life

    Sir Winston Churchill: My Early Life
    "Mensa, O Table, is the vocative case", he replied "But ...why O Table?", I asked in genuine curiosity "O Table - you would use that in addressing a table". And seeing I did not understand .. "You would use it in speaking to a table!" "But I never do !", I blurted out in honest amazement. "If you are impertinent, you will be punished, and punished, let me tell you, very severely!", was his conclusive reply. Such was my first introduction to the classics, from which, I have been told, many of our cleverest men have derived so much pleasure and profit

  • James Thurber: Nine Needles
    A lathered man whose ear is bleeding and who has four wet needles in one hand and three in the other may be said to have reached the lowest known point of human efficiency ...
  • Arthur Koestler: Darkness at Noon

    Arthur Koestler: Darkness at Noon
    Rubashov stood in the middle of his cell and waited for the first scream...

  • Susan Lewis: Intimate Strangers
    Just ..spellbinding!!! (*****)
  • Cathy Kelly: Just Between Us
    Compassionate and compelling...just like the Irish (*****)
  • Danielle Steel: Jewels

    Danielle Steel: Jewels
    I just loved the journey through five eventful decades (*****)

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Former English and French teacher and now in retirement.


I was born in Nicosia, Cyprus, on April 4 1958. I graduated from high school in June 1976 and soon after my graduation I left my country to study in Switzerland. After having followed a foundation course for a year at the University of Fribourg, I enrolled to the Faculty of Letters, University of Geneva where I did my Master of Arts in French and English literature and graduated with honours in July 1982.

In October 1983, I married Alkis, the man of my life, who I had first met in Fribourg 7 years before. The wedding took place at the Greek Orthodox Church of Champesy on the outskirts of Geneva and was followed by a reception at Le Parc des Eaux Vives. Soon after the reception, we left on our honeymoon. We spent our first night as husband and wife in Fribourg – the city where we had first met and fallen in love. The following day we drove to Saint Moritz in the Grisons (central Switzerland) where we spent 2 unforgettable weeks. Then I worked on and off as a part-time English teacher at various schools in Geneva while at the same time I followed a course in educational psychology at the University of Geneva.

In March 1983, we decided to leave Switzerland and go back home. We spent a year in Corfu, Greece where I taught ESL at a local language school and then settled down for good in Larnaca, Cyprus. I taught English for HND (Higher National Diploma) at a private college and then I was hired at The American Academy, Larnaca where I taught French and English for 7 years. Since September 1997, I’ve been successfully running my own language school. I am also the published author of “T.S.Eliot – The Eternal” – a critical study on the element of time in T.S.Eliot’s major poems.


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