Margery Hookings writes a regular blog, under her pen name Maddie Grigg, about her gap year in Corfu. She is a former local newspaper editor and is having a year’s sabbatical with her husband, who has just retired. She is renting a house in the north west of the island which belongs to the Tennant family. (Emma Tennant wrote A House in Corfu). She is planning to publish a book about her adventures in 2014 – it will be called Kalimera Kerkyra: A Year on a Greek Island.