A ROUGH MAP OF GREECE by Phoebe-Lou Adams

A ROUGH MAP OF GREECE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Things being the way they are, a trip to Greece is ""in"" which leads from one book to another. Fortunately for the Greek National Tourist Office, the path to its door is well enough beaten without gratuitous publicity proffered by extourists. This version covers the hallowed Greek ground rather rapidly (21 day excursion plan?) landing on Rhodes, Kos, Crete and hopscotching the mainland for temples. There are snatches of history, people met, monuments visited, etc. all set down in a semi-spritely, nearly cloying manner. The author muses about Athens: ""Would the Acropolis look trivial in the midst of this metropolis?"" The audience gasping for an answer is likely limited to prospective visitors only who have not had a chance to reach their own decision. An offhand memoir of the glory that was almost Greece.

Publisher: Little, Brown-A.M.P.