In 1966, John Waller and his Danish wife visit the island. In the days before charter flights and package tours, Corfu is "heaven on earth". Taken under the wing of George Manessis, member of an influential local family, they explore an island which has few proper roads and no development.
In 1971 they buy a plot of land above undiscovered Agios Gordis on the west coast. The building of their own modest summer home parallels the construction of George's own large hotel. Both parties discover the sometimes high financial and emotional cost of possessing "Greek Walls".
Likened to Mayle's "A Year in Provence", The Corfiot says, "Not one, but 26 years in Corfu... Often funny, always informative." - Hilary Whitton-Paipeti, The Corfiot
"Most enjoyable read." - Lesley Toll, Daily Mail
"Wildly entertaning." - Tom Teodorczuk, Evening Standard