Escape to Ikaria
All at Sea in the Aegean
In the late 1970s Nick and Ros sold their Welsh farm and took their three children to the Greek island of Ikaria, with just a few hundred drachmas and no knowledge of the language. Soon their lives were entwined with those of the islanders. Looking back after 40 years, Nick recalls night fishing, work on building sites, a kindly nun, and an enigmatic visitor called Artemis. Slightly off-mint.
Peaks and Troughs
In at the Deep End, High in the Hills
A small inheritance and a wild impulse saw Nick Perry leaving London in 1970 to work a hill farm in North Wales. This memoir describes his attempts to live off the land, the beginnings of the organic farming movement and the exploits of his prize boar.