A House in Corfu

A House in Corfu

A Family's Sojourn in Greece

Book - 2002 | 1st American ed.
Average Rating:
Rate this:
2

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
0805072829
9780805068979
080506897X
Branch Call Number: 949.55 TENNANT
Characteristics: 207 p. : map ; 22 cm.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

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.

c
Cabby
Sep 09, 2008

Book club.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Related Authors

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...
No similar edition of this title was found at Sno-Isle Libraries.

Try searching for A House in Corfu to see if Sno-Isle Libraries owns related versions of the work.


Suggest for Purchase

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top