'Moon Over the Mediterranean' is the fascinating story of Alexander, a conscientious objector in 1960s Holland. He embarks on a lifetime adventure, travelling the hippie trail through Greece, India, Nepal, Kashmir, Afghanistan, Iran, Israel and beyond. He keeps his sketch pad at hand , always has a good book to enjoy and engages in deep philosophical discussions with fellow travellers, as well as falling in and out of love along the way.
As he matures, Alexander becomes more involved with the world around him, helping displaced persons, building clinics, schools and rehabilitation centres, assisting children who have been abducted as child soldiers and abused in horrifying ways. Finally, he embarks on several monumental projects where he attempts to change the way people think towards bigotry and asylum seekers.
'Moon over the Mediterranean' is a feel-good book despite the difficult issues it confronts. It tells the story of one man's struggle to make the world a better place and live a compassionate life.
Geoffrey Maher has travelled extensively through Asia and Africa and has worked as a freelance journalist and aerial photographer.