Published on 10/07/18 in Reviews
Barbara has her own particular style of writing, but also her historical narrative is well-researched and documented. She travels through the centuries, while in her wanderings and explorations she includes us, her friends, as companions and co-players. In her book she dances, not only in reality, enchanted by the magic of our seas - hence the title GREECE, The Dance of the Seas, but she dances mentally as well, conceiving a slightly fictional tale with a poetic mood and theatricality.
In this choreography of the islands, spread over the Ionian and Aegean Seas, Barbara lures us, the readers, to travel and dance deep in space and time following the rhythms of her pen as she makes her own experiences become ours. I could say that the adventure of her sea-journey reaches the limits of self-awareness. An inward journey that she is challenging us to make because her writing gives its own lighting to the places she visits, or better, she gives her own literary lens to the particular aspects of the islands she explores, while she lets us do our own reading and gain our own personal experience.
A book that any foreign visitor to the Greek islands must read.
Evita Baltas, Poet
The English version of the book GREECE, The Dance of the Seas is due to be published in August 2018
The Greek publication of the book ΕΛΛΑΔΑ, Ο Χορός των Θαλασσών is available on:
Αmazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1717395325
Google Play Books: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=oM9UDwAAQBAJ
Apple iBooks: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1370261958
Youtube book trailer video: https://youtu.be/Bv7nS_IWEGE