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'Katsehamos and the Great Idea' now on: AMAZON KINDLE

 

Praise for 'KATSEHAMOS AND THE GREAT IDEA'

 

'I found the book fascinating because it contains the dreams and aspirations of all Greek immigrants of my father's generation, a world that has faded from the collective Greek consciousness as much as the Great Idea. Most of all, however, I was struck by the literary quality of the book which is far superior to almost all works of this type that I have read.'

— Nicholas Gage, celebrated Greek-American journalist and author of 'Eleni'.

 

  Actor John Wood & author Peter Prineas at the launch of Bingara's restored Roxy Cafe and Greek Museum in April 2011   Bob Carr launching Katsehamos and the Great Idea in Sydney in 2006  
  Actor John Wood and author Peter Prineas at the launch of Bingara's restored Roxy Cafe and Greek Museum in April 2011   Former Premier of New South Wales Bob Carr launching 'Katsehamos and the Great Idea' in Sydney in 2006  

 

 

'The mass migrations that followed the early twentieth century turmoil in the Balkans laid the foundations for that great Australian institution the Greek country cafe ... Peter Prineas' spirited account of migrants building small empires of cafes and cinemas is also tinged with the loneliness and isolation they experienced in xenophobic bush towns.'

— Tony Maniaty 'Weekend Australian'

 

'A tale of struggle, courage, stoicism, doggedness and pride that is profoundly recognizable to the children of the Greek diaspora.'

— Kiriaki Orfanos, Kythera-Family.net.

 

 

  Peter Prineas and Professor Janis Wilton at the Bingara launch of Katsehamos and the Great Idea   Well known bush medico Dr Archie Kalokerinos outside the Bingara Roxy  
  Peter Prineas and Professor Janis Wilton at the Bingara launch of 'Katsehamos and the Great Idea'   Well known bush medico Dr Archie Kalokerinos revisits the Roxy shopfront where he had his Bingara surgery  

 

 

'KATSEHAMOS' is a broad sweep of history, sensitively and clearly presented. Interwoven and skilfully related to the times are the lives and aspirations of immigrants from the Greek island of Kythera. A persistent thread is the pursuit of the 'Great Idea', be it national grandeur or business empire. It is a well-crafted narrative told with deep insight and underlying passion. I enjoyed reading this book.'

— Manuel James Aroney, AM, OBE, University of Sydney, founding SBS board member and former Commissioner of the Commonwealth Human Rights Commission.

 

 

The stories revealed in Katsehamos and the Great Idea about the Bingara Roxy, the cinema wars in Bingara and the Greek cafes around Australia have been featured on ABC Landline, ABC Bush Telegraph and the Foxtel documentary 'As Australian As' featuring John Wood. To see the media coverage, visit the Katsehamos Media Page.

 

Learn more about these books by Peter Prineas

Katsehamos and the Great Idea

 

Britain's Greek Islands

 

Wild Places