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Songs of Blue and Gold

by Deborah Lawrenson

eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction Relationship Stories

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In the horseshoe bay of Kalami in Corfu, a love affair begins between a novelist and a woman escaping scandal. Years later, her daughter Melissa, running from her own past, returns to the island. Melissa's life in England is in disarray.

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Sometimes the key to the future lies in the past...In the horseshoe bay of Kalami in Corfu, a tumultuous love affair begins between a renowned novelist and a woman escaping scandal. Years later, her daughter Melissa, running from her own past, returns to the island...Melissa's life in England is in disarray. There are cracks in her perfect marriage, and her elderly mother, Elizabeth, is losing her memory and slowly drifting away. In the last glimmers of lucidity, Elizabeth presents her daughter with a gift that suggests a very secret history - one that leads Melissa to Kalami, where Julian Adie, poet, traveller and novelist, once lived.But what is the connection between Adie - an alluring hedonist who discarded four wives - and Melissa's mother Elizabeth? As Melissa chases Adie's shadow across the golden places he loved, she finds her mother may not have been the person she thought. Forced to question morality, loyalty and her own unwillingness to let love in, Melissa is gradually led to a dramatic re-evaluation of her own life.

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ISBN: 9780099505198
Publication date: 07/08/2008
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099505198
Publication date: 7th August 2008
Author: Deborah Lawrenson
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 448 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Adult & contemporary romance, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Deborah Lawrenson

Deborah Lawrenson was our Guest Editor in August 2011 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing.   Deborah Lawrenson spent her childhood moving around the world with diplomatic service parents, from Kuwait to China, Belgium, Luxembourg and Singapore. She graduated from Cambridge University and worked as a journalist in London. She is the author of five previous novels, including The Art of Falling, chosen for the prestigious WHSmith Fresh Talent promotion, and Songs of Blue and Gold, inspired by the life of writer-traveller Lawrence Durrell. Deborah is married with a daughter, and lives in Kent. The ...

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