Book Launch: 27 Nov 2022

Well after many sleepless and anxious nights, my second book (The Corsica) has finally arrived safely to the Port of Melbourne. I can now proudly announce that my book launch will take place at Saint John's College Auditorium(1 Blanch Street Preston) on Sunday the 25th of November between 2 and 4pm. The book contains 56 amazing stories of migration from 1951. That's right, 70 years ago. I was very fortunate to have met and interviewed a number of passengers who traveled on this ship from Cyprus to Australia in search of a better…continue reading →

My Peasant Girl Portraits

At long last, I am proud to present my peasant girl series of portraits. There are twelve portraits in this series and they represent my tribute to all those courageous and resilient young Cypriot village girls from a bygone era. I used a combination of traditional and digital media including pen and ink, watercolour textures as well as vector illustration and digital painting techniques. Special thanks to Ourania who agreed to be my young model for these portraits. I hope you like them. www.redbubble.com/people/talesofcypruscontinue reading →

Tales of Cyprus book – SOLD OUT

Hi everyone. Three years after it's initial release (Oct 2018) my Tales of Cyprus book is sold out. I can hardly believe it. Unfortunately, at this stage I do not have any plans to reprint the book. Sorry if you missed out. I am currently working on my second book 'The Corsica" all about the ill-fated migrant ship and it's maiden voyage from Limassol, Cyprus to Melbourne, Australia at the end of 1951. I am hoping to launch this book sometime in 2022.continue reading →

Order Tales of Cyprus (the book) for Christmas

If you wish to order my book as a Christmas gift, then November is the month to do this. That is the advice from Australia Post who are predicting a very busy postal period. In Australia, delivery times may vary between 2-5 working days. If you live in Cyprus, you can order my book for 40€ directly from the Tree of Life Centre in Larnaca, (9 Markou Drakou Street - Tel: 95 711801 or treeoflifelc@gmail.com). Please note that International orders (except Cyprus) may take up to 4 weeks. BOOK SPECS: 272 pages -…continue reading →

International delivery resumes…

Good news. I can now resume international delivery of my book through Australia Post. Despite an increase in overseas postage charges I will continue to offer the same delivery fee to my customers of $45AUD. The book sells for $60AUD. According to Australia Post, there will be some delays with their delivery service due to COVID-19. They are as follows:   USA:  between 10 – 25 Business days U.K:  between 9 – 15 Business days Europe:  between 9 – 20 Business days New Zealand:  between 5 – 12 Business dayscontinue reading →

COVID-19 Update

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 I am unable to send my book to customers living outside Australia. DHL and Australia Post have a ban on International air-freight. I am sorry about any inconvenience this may have caused. I hope the problem will be resolved soon and we can return to normal postage.continue reading →

Presidential award for Tales of Cyprus

A few weeks ago, I was presented with a special award from the Cypriot Government in recognition of my work with ‘Tales of Cyprus’. The award was presented to me by the Cyprus Presidential Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs and Overseas Cypriots, Mr Photis Photiou and Her Excellency Martha Mavrommati, High Commissioner of Cyprus. I was told that my community work with the Cypriot diaspora, (which includes substantial ethnographic fieldwork), was very important to Cyprus and gaining a lot of positive attention on the island. That recognition is reward enough for me, although I…continue reading →

THEY’RE HERE!

The books have arrived! I can hardly believe it. After two long years writing and designing my first proper hard-cover book the delivery truck has turned up with 1500 beautiful published treasures. What an incredible journey this has been. Today is the day I can officially introduce my book to the world and open my online store. If you want to order a copy please click the ORDER BOOK link on this right hand side of the screen.  continue reading →

The book is on it’s way…

After four long years planning, writing and designing my first book for Tales of Cyprus, I am pleased to report that it has been printed and ready to be shipped to Australia. What a journey this has been for me. Countless hours have been spent putting this book together. I can't believe that I am on the home stretch and in a few weeks from now 1500 beautifully bound books will be on my doorstep. I will be posting HOW, WHEN and WHERE you will be able to pick up a book. For…continue reading →

The Time Capsule Project – global survey

Hello again. Today I bring you some exciting news. In fact I have (what I think) is a pretty amazing idea. In collaboration with NEPOMAK (an organisation connecting young Cypriots worldwide), I would like to invite YOU to take part in a very special global survey which I am calling the Tales of Cyprus Time Capsule project. The aim of this survey is to capture and record the living memories of an ageing generation (before they disappear) about life in Cyprus before 1950. The target group therefore is anyone who grew up in…continue reading →