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Author Bouras, Gillian, 1945-

Title A foreign wife / Gillian Bouras
Published Fitzroy, Vic. : McPhee Gribble/Penguin, 1986


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Description 192 pages ; 20 cm
Summary " 'In 1969 we bravely organised two weddings. An Orthodox [i.e. Greek Orthodox] ceremony was then a legal requirement of the Greek state, but I wanted some English spoken over me as well. The first service passed as a sort of blur. Too late I realised that my squarish veil arrangement was not suited to the wearing of crowns ... and I became rather confused about kissing hands and books ... A short time later I walked down a familiar fleur-de-lis carpet towards a Presbyterian minister who welded familiar words and music into a brief service of blessing. It was George's turn to be confused.' Gillian Bouras is an Australian married to a Greek. From the ambiguous position of a foreign wife, she writes of life in a Greek village. Her fellow villagers fondly regard her, the migrant in their midst, as something of a curiosity. They, in turn, are the source of both her admiratuion and her perplexity."--Back cover
Subject Bouras, Gillian, 1945-
Australians -- Greece -- Biography.
Australians -- Greece.
Women immigrants -- Greece -- Biography.
Greece -- Social life and customs.
Kalamata (Greece) -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 0140098844