The Audiobook of the Book of the Podcast – Episode 17 of ‘A Kilo of String’ Podcast Series

Podcast image for Yes, it’s back! Nearly four years since my last ‘A Kilo of String’ podcast episode, I’ve finally got round to recording a new one.

What have I been doing for the past three years and nine months? Audiobook? What audiobook? Who’s been banging on about Brexit? What barely fits and is flimsy? When is a preface not a preface?

Listen to this podcast episode to find the answers to these and many other important questions and hear a sneak preview of my forthcoming audiobook.

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Unjust Causes and Non-Impediments – Episode Sixteen of ‘A Kilo of String’ Podcast Series

Who’s wrong to be right? What was the Great Envelope Controversy? Was this a marriage made in Milton Keynes? What’s this in my yoghourt? Is this the end?

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Cold Off the Press – Episode Fifteen of ‘A Kilo of String’ Podcast Series

Who’s been roasting chestnuts on an open fire? Who’s had their electricity cut off? Can deep-fried Mars bars be good for you? What do people do with all that olive oil?

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Taxing Times on Terra Firma – Episode Fourteen of ‘A Kilo of String’ Podcast Series

Anyone for a coup? Can it pay not to get married? Why is giving blood good for your holiday entitlement? Who’s not leaving on a jet plane? What exactly are they imputing?

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Unlucky for Some – Episode Thirteen of ‘A Kilo of String’ Podcast Series

Why is spitting sometimes good for you? How do you get rid of unwelcome guests? How many lives does a Greek cat have? Who put something unpleasant in the Dowager Duchess’s corset?

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Play It Again, Samaras – Episode Twelve of ‘A Kilo of String’ Podcast Series

Who was ‘European Politician of the Year’ in 2012? Who got their sums seriously wrong? Who says Germans don’t have a sense of humour? What have you done with my leest? What’s a fiscal multiplier got to do with it?

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Ebenezer Merkel And The End Of The World – Episode Eleven of ‘A Kilo of String’ Podcast Series

So this is Christmas, and what have they done? What happened to all the flying saucers? Is anyone listening in Greenland? Does Santa Claus really eat all those mince pies?

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I’d Rather Eat My Own Face – Episode Ten of ‘A Kilo of String’ Podcast Series

Anyone for olive harvesting? Is there such a thing as a free lunch? Should olive harvesting be classified as a dangerous sport? Was Vasillis right about farmers?

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The Dog Ate My Microphone – Episode Nine of ‘A Kilo of String’ Podcast Series

Angela Merkel’s jacket – bad taste or deliberate provocation? Greece – still listless after all these years? Are undocumented cheese pies the real cause of Greece’s financial woes? What did Merkel really say to Samaras?

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No Greeks Please, We’re British – Episode Eight of ‘A Kilo of String’ Podcast Series

What’s Cameron got against Greek people? If ‘No’ is the answer, what was the question? Who shall not pass? What’s Holst got to do with it? How many quarks are there in a Higgs boson?

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Sinking Ships and Chicken Livers – Episode Seven of ‘A Kilo of String’ Podcast Series

Who’s over the moon and who’s sick as a parrot? Why are chicken livers useful (and not just to chickens)? Can you slap someone on live TV and get away with it? Is football a game of two Alans?

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Houston, We Have a Problem – Episode Six of ‘A Kilo of String’ Podcast Series

How hard can it be to type three digits into a computer? Can sitting down regularly in a comfortable chair really rest your legs? Whose gas is it anyway? WTF?

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You Don’t Wanna Do It Like That – Episode Five of ‘A Kilo of String’ Podcast Series

How many Greeks does it take to tell you how to prune an olive tree? Why is grass a potentially dangerous word? What exactly is a Grexit? Have you got a light?

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Do You Wanna Be In My Gang? – Episode Four of ‘A Kilo of String’ Podcast Series

Are elections a waste of paper? Who ate the Acropolis (with chips)? How do you choose when there’s only one candidate? What can you get for two euros in Greece?

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Smelly Thursday and Spy Wednesday – Episode Three of ‘A Kilo of String’ Podcast Series

What happens at Easter in Greece? Why is the Thursday before Lent smelly? What did the priest say to the vegetarian? How do you make kokoretzi? Would you really want to?

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Snow Going Back – Episode Two of ‘A Kilo of String’ Podcast Series

Why are there so many blind people on the Greek island of Zakynthos? What’s all this white stuff? Does your chewing gum lose its flavour on the bedpost overnight?

Listen to the podcast to find the answers to these and many other important questions about life in Greece… Well maybe not the chewing gum one. Listen to podcast…

The Greek Escape – Episode One of ‘A Kilo of String’ Podcast Series

What’s it really like in Greece? Hague the Vague to the rescue? How do you buy string in Greece? What happened to Greek logic?

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Out Now! ‘Quest for the Holey Snail’

“Not just another book about serial-killing monks who travel through time and wear Union Jack flip-flops.” – Unusual Footwear Monthly

Quest for the Holey Snail is now available in e-book and paperback formats from Amazon.

'Quest for the Holey Snail' cover

Cover design by Penny Philcox © 2016

WANTED:  Gainful employment of an adventurous nature but without risk of personal physical harm. (Can supply own time travel machine if required.)

When Horace Tweed places an advertisement in a national magazine, the last thing he expects is to be commissioned to travel back through time in search of the long extinct Holey* Snail.

But this isn’t just any old snail. The helix pertusa is possessed of an extraordinary and highly desirable property, and Horace’s quest leads him and his co-adventurers to Ancient Greece and a variety of near-death encounters with beings both mythological and not so mythological.

Meanwhile, Detective Chief Inspector Harper Collins has her hands full trying to track down a secret order of fundamentalist monks whom she suspects of committing a series of murders – the same monks who are determined to thwart Horace in his…

 Quest for the Holey Snail.

 (* This isn’t a spelling mistake. The Holey Snail is so called because there are hundreds of tiny holes all over its shell.)

Click here to read the opening chapters.

Click here to read one of the book’s featured digressions.

Click here to buy.