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Eat Drink and Be Married by Eve Makis
  

Eat Drink and Be Married

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A charming exploration of a Greek Cypriot community in the 1980âs. It tackles the cultural differences and the generation gap but it is also a humourous mother / daughter tale, delightfully told

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Synopsis

Eat Drink and Be Married by Eve Makis

This blackly comic story of a Greek Cypriot family living on a council estate in 1980s Nottingham is told through the eyes of Anna, a first generation teenager who works in the family fish and chip shop. Anna feels frustrated and isolated, and is struggling to break with tradition and escape a life behind the counter but her formidable, extremely protective yet hilarious mother Tina thinks that education is wasted on a girl - all Anna needs to do is to cook well, wear terrible frilly blouses and keep out of trouble so that she attracts a nice, suitable Greek-Cypriot husband. The only person who really seems to understand Anna is her extraordinary, wise grandmother, Yiaya, who reads coffee cups and practices rudimentary magic, much to Tina's disapproval. Through Yiaya's storytelling, Anna learns about the turbulent history of her ancestral island, her grandfather who went missing in the war of 1974 and finally discovers the secrets that have shaped her family. There are moments of joy (wonderful feasts where the table heaves with Greek delicacies) and sadness (the family have to cope with the cruel bigotry of those around them). But is not until tragedy strikes that Anna begins to take control of her own destiny instead of complying with her loveable but domineering mother, who is all too willing to map out her daughter's life for her.

About the Author

Eve Makis
Eve Makis was born in Nottingham to Greek Cypriot parents, who emigrated to England in the 1960s. After graduating from Leicester University she studied journalism and moved to London to work as a reporter for Middlesex County Press. In 1994 she left London for Cyprus, where she worked as a freelance writer, radio presenter and as a stringer for the London Evening Standard. She returned to England with her Cypriot husband in 2001. They now live in Nottingham with their five year old daughter and run a ceramics business importing clay sculptures from the family workshop in Cyprus.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st February 2005

Author

Eve Makis

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Author's Website

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Publisher

Black Swan

Format

Paperback

Categories

Relationship Stories
Family Drama
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ISBN

9780552772167

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