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A House in Corfu: A Familys Sojourn in Greece
A House in Corfu: A Familys Sojourn in Greece Emma Tennant 080506897X 9780805068979 The story of an unspoiled island and an English family making a home by the Aegean Sea. In the early 1960s Emma Tennants parents, on a cruise, spotted a magical bay a
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A House in Corfu: A Familys Sojourn in Greece by Emma Tennant

The story of an unspoiled island and an English family making a home by the Aegean Sea. In the early 1960s Emma Tennants parents, on a cruise, spotted a magical bay and decided to build a house there. This book is the story of that house, Rovinia, set above the bay in Corfu where legend has it Ulysses was shipwrecked and found by Nausicaa, daughter of King Alcinous. It is also the story of the couple who have been at Rovinia since the feast in the grove that followed the roof-raising-Maria, a miraculous cook and the presiding spirit of the house, and her husband, Thodoros-and of the inhabitants of the local village, high on the hill above the bay. Tennant offers us the delights of quotidian adventures-salt water in the well, roads to nowhere, collapsing walls-all hilariously presented. That the house is still lived in and loved, with new generations coming to understand the delights of Corfu, is a tribute to the people and a special landscape which is distinctly Greek. Full of color and contrast,A House in Corfushows the huge changes in island life since the time of the Tennants arrival, and celebrates, equally, the joy of belonging to a timeless world: the world of vine, olive, and sea.

Author: Emma Tennant

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.

Publication Date: 2002-02-01

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Emma Tennant (Edition: 1st) Hardcover