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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.

The Rough Guide To Corfu

Author : Nick Edwards
ISBN : 1843530384
Genre : Travel
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The Rough Guide to Corfu is a pocket-sized guide to this beautiful and popular Ionian Island to help you get the most out of your holiday, whether on a pre-arranged package or travelling independently. The guide gives critical coverage of the towns and attractions, from the major resorts to boat trips to lesser-known beaches and villages. There are comprehensive and up-to-the-minute recommendations of the best places to stay, eat and drink. The Contexts section gives lively coverage of Corfu's cultural and historical heritage, including the best books and films that have covered the region.

The Ionian Islands And Epirus

Author : Jim Potts
ISBN : 9780199754168
Genre : History
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Scattered off the west coast of mainland Greece are the seven Ionian Islands, celebrated for their spectacular landscapes, olive groves and classical associations. Together with the mountainous mainland region of Epirus, the combined populations of Corfu, Paxos, Lefkas, Ithaca, Kefalonia, Zakynthos, and Kythira constitute less than a twentieth of the population of Greece, yet they have made a huge contribution to the culture of the country, before and since becoming part of the Greek state. The unsurpassed beauty of the islands and of the Pindus Mountains has stimulated the imagination of countless writers and artists from Homer to Byron, Edward Lear and the Durrells, Louis de Berniéres and Nicholas Gage, as well as scores of nineteenth-century travellers. Drawing a mosaic portrait of the Ionian Islands and special places of interest in Epirus, Corfu resident Jim Potts focuses on the landscapes, legends, traditions, and historical events that have appealed most strongly to the imaginations of writers, residents and travellers. Ranging from the mythical leap of Sappho and the mystery of Calypso's island to the impact of tourism on modern-day Corfu, this book reveals the extraordinary cultural legacy of this beautiful part of the world. ODYSSEUS AND SAPPHO: the landscapes of the poets; Homer's Ithaca and Scheria; Sappho's leap; the identification of Dodona; classic ground; King Pyrrhus. THE SEVEN ISLANDS: Strategic issues; Corfu v. Kefalonia; Byron and Casanova; Empress Elizabeth of Austria; Greek writers, Solomos, Laskaratos, Theotokis and Valaoritis. TURKEY, VENICE, BRITAIN, GREECE: conflict and occupation; union and liberation; the Second World War and civil war; nationalism and identity; cultural differences.

History Of The Island Of Corf? And Of The Republic Of The Ionian Islands

Author : Henry Jervis-White-Jervis
ISBN : BSB:BSB10446841
Genre : Corfu Island (Greece)
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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.

Report By Mr Newton Of His Proceedings At Corfu Etc With Plans

Author : British Museum. Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities
ISBN : BL:A0019714969
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Mentone Cairo And Corfu

Author : Constance Fenimore Woolson
ISBN : UCAL:$B321436
Genre : Cairo (Egypt)
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Accounts And Papers Of The House Of Commons

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
ISBN : OXFORD:555101446
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Corfu

Author : Brian Dicks
ISBN : UOM:39015005331726
Genre : Corfu
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The State Of Prisons And Of Child Saving Institutions In The Civilized World

Author : Enoch Cobb Wines
ISBN : UCAL:$B21694
Genre : Child welfare
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Corfu

Author : Florian Fürst
ISBN : 3886188590
Genre : Corfu Island (Greece)
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Destinations : nous avons sélectionné pour vous les plus beaux itinéraires à travers le pays des fjords et des glaciers ; certains vous entraîneront à l'écart des circuits touristiques, vous révélant des sites d'une beauté inédite. Notre guide vous offre une description détaillée de tout ce qui constitue le patrimoine naturel et culturel exceptionnel de la Norvège, et ne manque pas de vous renseigner sur la pêche au saumon et la randonnée ou l'aurore boréale. Histoire : l'histoire de la Norvège est indissociable de celte des Vikings, peuple de marins expérimentés et redoutables qui sillonnèrent les mers jusqu'à Constantinople, semant pendant plus de deux siècles la terreur sur leur passage. Après avoir subi la domination danoise puis suédoise, la Norvège devint indépendante en 1905. Informations pratiques : Les fiches pratiques concluant chaque chapitre regorgent d'informations sur les transports locaux, les restaurants, les heures d'ouverture des musées et autres curiosités de la région. Notre guide pratique en fin d'ouvrage vous fournit tous les renseignements indispensables à la préparation d'un voyage et d'un séjour réussis.

The Parliamentary Debates

Author : Great Britain. Parliament
ISBN : OSU:32435072655038
Genre : Great Britain
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The Parliamentary Debates Official Reports

Author : Great Britain. Parliament
ISBN : CHI:24875076
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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

The Annual Register

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Corfu The Ionian Islands

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ISBN : PSU:000032468977
Genre : Corfu Island (Greece)
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A Handbook For Travellers In Greece

Author : John Murray (Firm)
ISBN : OXFORD:555056424
Genre : Greece
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The Parliamentary Debates From The Year 1803 To The Present Time

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ISBN : KBNL:KBNL03000007188
Genre : Great Britain
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The Parliamentary Debates Authorized Edition

Author : Great Britain. Parliament
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The Parliamentary Debates Authorised Edition

Author : Great Britain. Parliament
ISBN : CORNELL:31924112760149
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