ONE WEEK until book publication date!

ONE WEEK until book publication date!

So after almost a year of warbling on about my book, the date of publication is finally in sight!!


Proof copies have been read and re-read, commas have been deleted and put back in, double and single quotation marks have been agonised over, and the front cover has been designed.

At long last, my rants and raves about Greek life (and Greek men) will be published on…

….(*drum roll please*)…


WOOP WOOP! *Plate-smashing and Greek dancing ensues…*


The book will be available to purchase from Amazon (Paperback price to be confirmed…) and hopefully from other bookstores at a later stage.

Here is the blurb:

Growing up in a big, not-so-fat, semi-Greek household, Ekaterina Botziou spent much of her childhood defying her father’s wishes for her to learn to play the bouzouki, and refusing third helpings of moussaka.

Determined never to be the stereotypical Greek woman stuck in the kitchen, she chose to while away long summer days holidaying in Greece playing, “What’s the time Mr Wolf?” with her 101 Greek cousins, rather than be stuck inside learning to cook with Yiayia.

Unfortunately Zeus had other ideas, and in a twist of fate some years later, Ekaterina found herself married to a Greek-Cypriot and battling against the stale old laws of Greek tradition.

Part memoir, part rant, part survival guide, Ekaterina’s cautionary tale of Greek love and life gives a hilariously witty insight into the trials and tribulations of being a modern woman tormented by guilt-inducing mother-in-laws, pandofla-wielding Grandfathers, and oppressively hairy husbands.


I will publish a post on my blog on the 11th to confirm that the book has been officially released into the literary world, and will also post the exact link for you to click on if you would like to purchase a copy.

So spread the word and let the countdown begin…!!!


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  1. 4th October 2013 / 4:38 pm

    Woop woop indeed!! Congratulations and best of luck! I can’t wait to look you up on Amazon!! xx

  2. 4th October 2013 / 12:23 pm

    Well done Ekaterina, I am very impressed. As a mere writer, are there no ends to your writing and acting talents!

    Book launch party? Are the plates supplied? 🙂

    I know the chores of removing, replacing and sometimes moving commas and those apostophre’s’. I hope you do really well with it.

    • EBotziou
      4th October 2013 / 12:35 pm

      Thank you! The commas have been a nightmare! But at the end of the day you just have to stick to your own writing style and damn the English Grammar!

    • EBotziou
      4th October 2013 / 12:03 pm

      🙂 Hope you can make the book launch party!!

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