A House in Corfu

A House in Corfu

A Family's Sojourn in Greece

Book - 2002 | 1st American ed.
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This book is the story of Emma Tennant's parent's 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 people like 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.

Full of color and contrast, A House in Corfu shows 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.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2002.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780805072822
Branch Call Number: 949.55 TENNANT
Characteristics: 207 p. : map ; 22 cm.


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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 22, 2014

Inspired by a beloved home in Corfu built by the author’s parents as a summer retreat which then became their permanent home, this gem of a story shimmers with blue skies, seas, myth, cuisine and languid living.

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