Friday, September 05, 2008

A Greek triumph

Everyone who reads this blog knows of my affection for Greece. Now I can reveal the latest triumph for the nation, this time in an international literary competition. They have not just won the Bookseller Magazine's Diagram Prize, but the Diagram of Diagrams, awarded for er ... the strangest book title for the last 30 years.

Greek Rural Postmen and their Cancellation Numbers, published by the Greek Hellenic Philatelic Society of Great Britain, narrowly beat People Who Don't Know They're Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It to the award.

There is a full report here, and check out the picture. Oh to be wandering through that olive grove ...

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