A House in Corfu: A Family's Sojourn in Greece

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Henry Holt and Company, 2003 - History - 224 pages
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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.

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User Review  - reader68 - LibraryThing

charming and well-written. The house in Corfu was built by author's parents after spotting its bay while on a cruise. The house was built on the hillside and for the longest time there was no road to ... Read full review

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User Review  - debnance - LibraryThing

This is the nineteenth book I've read this year that focused on travel. Still, I've not lost interest in this genre. What I liked best about this book was Tennant's descriptions of the water; I ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Emma Tennant's previous books include Sylvia and Ted, The Bad Sister, Two Women of London, Faustine, Strangers: A Family Romance, Burnt Diaries, and Pemberley, a sequel to Pride and Prejudice. She lived in London until her death in 2017.

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