Olive Branch

by Joanne Laoutaris



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/11/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 84
ISBN : 9781456775513

About the Book

This is the story of one woman.

But it's not just one woman's story.

It's also about family.

A daughter of Greek Cypriot parents who came to the United Kingdom in the fifties,for better prospects and education for a future family.

Growing up in a household ruled by obedience,respect and discipline.

As her fathers' business became successful she had to spend any spare time helping out and this became her first insight into another world.

She met and fell in love with an Englishman, the suffocation she already felt exploded into ostracism by her family.

Events have determined the woman she is today and this forthright and truthful account is one woman's determination to succeed.

About the Author

I'm overwhelmed to have finally written this book. It can now be crossed off my things to do list. Reminiscence,Enjoy the read. Please no sympathy, life is a challenge. Why Olive Branch? It symbolizes peace and forgiveness. The Cyprus flag: A white flag with a golden map of the Island with two olive branchs below. The Greek Orthodox ritual (Gabnisma), is the smouldering of dried olive leaves. This was an occasional practise whilst growing up in order to keep evil spirit away. Kane you're my world, love you very much. x x x. For my present work colleagues; That mean batter I make, comes with experience of working in a Fish 'n' chip shop. ha! ha!. I still live in Essex. Who knows what my future prospects will be. Wishes of Health and Happiness to you all.