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Ebdon, (says the back cover of my treasured copy) is a man of many
parts.... a keen observer of his fellow creatures (having) a devastating
ear and eye for the ludicrous. Writer, broadcaster and Astronomer...
known to millions on Radio 4...A Grecophile.. his wit and distinctive
dark brown voice...is enjoyed by millions...who never realize that he is
also the Director of the London Planetarium, a Fellow of the Royal
Astronomical Society, ex-RADA scholar and a graduate in English
He also speaks Ancient Greek, Modern Greek, Middle English and Swahili..
Obviously likes a laugh. Read this!!
Title: Ebdon's Odyssey: Author: John Ebdon.
Publisher: Trafalgar Square. ISBN 0 43204020X Published 1979.
Source: Out of Print. Try your local library. Second hand book
Alternatively: The book is available as an Audio Book. 6 tape cassettes or CD.
Title: Ebdon's Odyssey: Complete and Unabridged. Author: John Ebdon.
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books. ISBN 1856954455 Published 1995.
Price Around 33 GB Pounds.
Ebdons Odyssey: The Review.
One of my favourite books about his experiences of living on Greek islands is called 'Ebdon's Odyssey` written by one time radio presenter and author John Ebdon. It is a comedy. Bar none! Before we my wife and I retired, living in the UK and dreaming of a life in Crete, I read some of the book each night before going to sleep. It took several months
of nightly hysterical laughter, and a lot of persuasion at the local library not to recall it, to reach the end! It is SO funny.... My wife swears that she looked haggard at work every day because of John Ebdon's Odyssey, and that when I fell asleep each night the book, being held above my head, crashed into my face. And also that when she tried to remove it I half awoke saying "eh, I was
reading that!" before going to sleep, still smiling, while she remained awake.
If you are going on holiday take it with you, but don't bank on getting much sleep!
This is the original. The very, very best if you like a laugh.