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The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother, and Me
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 448

The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother, and Me

Like The Bolter and Portrait of a Marriage, this beguiling, heady tale of a scandalous ménage à trois among England's upper classes combines memoir and biography to re-create an unforgettably decadent world. Among the glittering stars of British society, Sofka Zinovieff's grandparents lived and loved with abandon. Robert Heber-Percy was a dashing young man who would rather have a drink than open a book, so his involvement with Jennifer Fry, a gorgeous socialite famous for her style and charm, was not surprising. But by the time Robert met and married Jennifer, he had already been involved with a man—Gerald, Lord Berners—for more than a decade. Stout, eccentric and significantly older, ...

The House on Paradise Street
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 384

The House on Paradise Street

In 2008 Antigone Perifanis returns to her old family home in Athens after 60 years in exile. She has come to attend the funeral of her only son, Nikitas, who was born in prison, and whom she has not seen since she left him as a baby. At the same time, Nikitas’s English widow Maud – disturbed by her husband’s strange behaviour in the days before his death – starts to investigate his complicated past. She soon finds herself reigniting a bitter family feud, and discovers a heartbreaking story of a young mother caught up in the political tides of the Greek Civil War, forced to make a terrible decision that will blight not only her life but that of future generations...

Eurydice Street
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 276

Eurydice Street

A wonderfully fresh, funny and enquiring account of a family's move to Athens and their adaptation to a new culture.

Red Princess
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 346

Red Princess

Discovering an old Russian diary written when Princess Sophy Dolgorouky was a young woman trapped in Nazi-occupied Paris, the author digs deeper into her grandmother's life by traveling to her birthplace of St. Petersburg, and then to the Crimea, where she fled after the 1917 Revolution. She uncovers hidden M15 files, and then returns to the Nazi camp where her grandmother was interned, worked with the French Resistance, discovered Communism, and showed great bravery in defending the rights of the Jewish prisoners. Even more outrageous in its day than her conversion from princess to communist was Sofka's private life. She not only believed in sexual freedom, but often placed love, literature, and adventure before her children. Much more than the story of a princess in exile, Sofka's story is of someone whose existence was dislocated by revolution, yet who believed in revolution as a way of making the world a better place.

The History of Emigration from Greece
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 32

The History of Emigration from Greece

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1997
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Takes a look at the people of Greece and their emigration over time.

Putney
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 384

Putney

It is the 1970s and Ralph, an up-and-coming composer, is visiting Edmund Greenslay at his riverside home in Putney to discuss a collaboration. Through the house's colourful rooms and unruly garden flits nine-year-old Daphne - dark, teasing, slippery as mercury, more sprite than boy or girl. From the moment their worlds collide, Ralph is consumed by an obsession to make Daphne his.But Ralph is twenty-five and Daphne is only a child, and even in the bohemian abandon of 1970s London their fast-burgeoning relationship must be kept a secret. It is not until years later that Daphne is forced to confrontthe truth of her own childhood - and an act of violence that has lain hidden for decades.Putney is a bold, thought-provoking novel about the moral lines we tread, the stories we tell ourselves and the memories that play themselves out again and again, like snatches of song.

Mad Boy, Lord Berners, meine Großmutter und ich
  • Language: de
  • Pages: 464

Mad Boy, Lord Berners, meine Großmutter und ich

Ein Blick hinter die Kulissen der britischen High Society Eine skandalöse Ménage-à-trois in der britischen High Society: Als Sofka Zinovieffs Großeltern 1942 heiraten, lebt der als ›Mad Boy‹ bekannte Robert Heber-Percy bereits seit Jahren mit dem gut drei Jahrzehnte älteren Lord Gerald Berners zusammen. Die beiden gelten als unwiderstehlich exzentrisch und sind die perfekten Gastgeber rauschender Feste, auf denen sich die Haute Volée Englands trifft. In ihrem hinreißenden Memoir geht Sofka Zinovieff Familiengeheimnissen auf den Grund und verbindet einen Jahrmarkt der Eitelkeiten mit der englischen Zeit- und Gesellschaftsgeschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts zu einem mondänen Pageturner. Großformat in bibliophiler Sonderausstattung mit zahlreichen Fotos.

Contested Identities
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

Contested Identities

In this collection leading anthropologists provide a comprehensive yet highly nuanced view of what it means to be a Greek man or woman, married or unmarried, functioning within a complex society based on kinship ties. Exploring the ways in which sexual identity is constructed, these authors discuss, for example, how going out for coffee embodies dominant ideas about female sexuality, moral virtue, and autonomy; why men in a Lesbos village maintain elaborate friendships with nonfamily members while the women do not; why young housewives often participate in conflict-resolution rituals; and how the dominant role of mature married householders is challenged by unmarried persons who emphasize spontaneity and personal autonomy. This collection demonstrates that kinship and gender identities in Greece are not unitary and fixed: kinship is organized in several highly specific forms, and gender identities are plural, competing, antagonistic, and are continually being redefined by contexts and social change.

My Life in Houses
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

My Life in Houses

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-11-06
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  • Publisher: Random House

‘I was born on 25th May, 1938, in the front bedroom of a house in Orton Road, a house on the outer edges of Raffles, a council estate. I was a lucky girl.’ So begins Margaret Forster’s journey through the houses she’s lived in, from that sparkling new council house, to her beloved London home of today. This is not a book about bricks and mortar though. This is a book about what houses are to us, the effect they have on the way we live our lives and the changing nature of our homes: from blacking grates and outside privies; to cities dominated by bedsits and lodgings; to the houses of today converted back into single dwellings. Finally, it is a gently insistent, personal inquiry into the meaning of home.

Outline
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

Outline

A luminous, powerful novel that establishes Rachel Cusk as one of the finest writers in the English language A man and a woman are seated next to each other on a plane. They get to talking—about their destination, their careers, their families. Grievances are aired, family tragedies discussed, marriages and divorces analyzed. An intimacy is established as two strangers contrast their own fictions about their lives. Rachel Cusk's Outline is a novel in ten conversations. Spare and stark, it follows a novelist teaching a course in creative writing during one oppressively hot summer in Athens. She leads her students in storytelling exercises. She meets other visiting writers for dinner and dis...