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A House In Corfu

Author : Emma Tennant
ISBN : 9781466819245
Genre : Travel
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The story of an unspoiled island and an English family making a home by the Aegean Sea. In the early 1960s Emma Tennant's 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 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.
Category: Travel

The Corfu Trilogy

Author : Gerald Durrell
ISBN : 9780141911137
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The trilogy that inspired ITV's six part television series The Durrells. Three classic tales of childhood on an island paradise - My Family and Other Animals, Birds, Beasts and Relatives and The Garden of the Gods by Gerald Durrell - are available in a single edition for the first time in The Corfu Trilogy. Just before the Second World War the Durrell family decamped to the glorious, sun-soaked island of Corfu where the youngest of the four children, ten-year-old Gerald, discovered his passion for animals: toads and tortoises, bats and butterflies, scorpions and octopuses. Through glorious silver-green olive groves and across brilliant-white beaches Gerry pursued his obsession . . . causing hilarity and mayhem in his ever-tolerant family. Durrell's memories of those enchanted days gave rise to these three classic tales, loved by generations of adults and children alike, which are now available in one volume for the first time. 'He has an uncanny knack of discovering human as well as animal eccentrics' Sunday Telegraph 'A delightful book full of simple, well-known things: cicadas in the olive groves, lamp fishing at night, the complexities of fish and animals - but, above all, childhood moulded by these things' New York Times
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Kitchen In Corfu

Author : James Chatto
ISBN : 9781461663300
Genre : Cooking
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In the heart of Corfu, away from the tourist beaches, old traditions of living and eating still flourish. Over the centuries culinary influences from all over the Mediterranean have been absorbed into the classical Greek cuisine and adapted to suit the extraordinary variety of produce that comes from this beautiful and very fertile island. The result is a style of cooking unique in the world. For many years James Chatto and his wife, Wendy Martin, made their home in the remote village of Loutses, an olive-farming community in the north-east of Corfu. During their first winter, when the tourists had left and the shops and restaurants of the coastal resorts closed, they learned that there was more to Corfiot cooking than they ever imagined. The Lousiotes take a keen interest in food and were willing teachers. Cooking from memory, measuring the ingredients by eye and correcting the seasoning by frequent tasting, they have preserved their recipes without ever writing them down. The island provides abundant produce: olives, vegetables, fruit, meat, cheese and wine, a wide variety of fish and shellfish from the sea, and from the hills, herbs, horta or wild greens, game, nuts and wild fruits. The pace of life is unchanging, the rhythm of work and daily fare determined by the seasonal cycle. Many of the dishes prepared are linked with the festivals of the Christian calendar, such as Lenten pilaf, Easter biscuits, Paschal lamb and the vasilopitta of New Year. A sociable people, the Corfiots love to enjoy food and wine in good company—at home or at the taverna. In this delightful book James Chatto and W.L. Martin set down the recipes they have collected, describe the growing, gathering and preparation of food, record the daily round of their friends and neighbors and enjoy the life of a rural village in Corfu.
Category: Cooking

Corfu Sunset

Author : John Waller
ISBN : 0954788710
Genre : Corfu Island (Greece)
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Category: Corfu Island (Greece)


Author : Robert Dessaix
ISBN : 9781925143973
Genre : Fiction
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‘House in Gastouri for rent for 2 mths. Occupant travelling. Reasonable rent.’ In a village on the island of Corfu, alone in the cottage of a man he’s never met, a young Australian actor pieces together the strange life story of the Australian writer whose house he’s living in. As he explores his surroundings and makes new friends, his own life begins to appear to him like an illuminating shadowplay of his absent host’s. Set in the physical landscapes of the Greek islands, Adelaide and the suburbs of London, Robert Dessaix’s second novel is about the nature of friendship, love, the ordinary and extraordinary. At its core is a perfectly placed meditation on literary landscapes – Homer, Sappho, Cavafy and Chekhov – and the part art can play in making our lives beautiful. Praise for Corfu by Robert Dessaix ‘Robert Dessaix is one of Australia’s finest writers, as this sad, funny and moving novel proves.’ John Banville ‘Robert Dessaix is some kind of national treasure because he represents with a kind of Helpmann-like elegance and virtuosity the side of our sensibilities we publicly repress.’ Australian Book Review
Category: Fiction

Walking The Corfu Trail

Author : John Waller
ISBN : 9781783016402
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Three septuagenarians walk 180km of Corfu Trail in eight days, from Kavos on the southern tip to picturesque Agni in the northeast. 6 Freytag and Berndt maps guide the reader along the trail and 25 views illustrate the beauty of their journey. The three oldies photograph flowers identifying 150 (see www.corfuflowers.com), 48 of which are in the book, and sample Corfiot cuisine with recipes shown. Their guests talk about their island. They include Corfu Trail founder Hilary Paipeti; Greek way-marker Harry, who walks like a Sports Range Rover off-road; the author’s life-long friend Fotis, just back from running round Mount Olympus; retired English teachers Bill and Barbara; Patricia Cookson, founder of CV Travel; and German rocket engineer Dierk, his French wife Christine and their Greek dog. The Daily Mail said: “No one feels the beat of Corfu’s heart more keenly than John Waller. His latest book, Walking the Corfu Trail, captures the magic of this beautiful island in such a way that by the end of the journey you know the place so well that you can almost call it home.” Ramblers World Wide Holidays said: “An enchanting book and great companion for the walker and lover of nature and flowers.”
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Parliamentary Debates

Author : Great Britain. Parliament
ISBN : UOM:39015019781403
Genre : Great Britain
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Category: Great Britain