A House In Corfu Emma Tennant
A House in Corfu is the story of one of the most beautiful places on earth, still astonishingly unspoilt, on the west coast of Corfu. 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 in 42 hectares of land above the bay where legend has it Ulysses was shipwrecked. It is also the story of the people of Rovinia - Maria, miraculous cook and presiding spirit of the house, and her husband Thodoros, as well as the inhabitants of the local village.
Emma Tennant was born in London and spent her childhood in Scotland.Her most recent books include three volumes of memoirs,Strangers:A Family Romance,Girlitude and Burnt Diaries,and a novel,The Ballad of Sylvia and Tel.