A Theatre for Dreamers

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1960. The world is dancing on the edge of revolution, and nowhere more so than on the Greek island of Hydra, where a circle of poets, painters and musicians live tangled lives, ruled by the writers Charmian Clift and George Johnston, troubled king and queen of bohemia. Forming within this circle is a triangle: its points the magnetic, destructive writer Axel Jensen, his dazzling wife Marianne Ihlen, and a young Canadian poet named Leonard Cohen. Into their midst arrives teenage Erica, with little more than a bundle of blank notebooks and her grief for her mother. Settling on the periphery of this circle, she watches, entranced and disquieted, as a paradise unravels.

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

‘Delicious’ Nigella Lawson
‘Clever and beguiling’ Guardian
‘Sublime and immersive’ Jojo Moyes

Erica is eighteen and ready for freedom. It’s the summer of 1960 when she lands on the sun-baked Greek island of Hydra where she is swept up in a circle of bohemian poets, painters, musicians, writers and artists, living tangled lives. Life on their island paradise is heady, dream-like, a string of seemingly endless summer days. But nothing can last forever.

‘A surefire summer hit … At once a blissful piece of escapism and a powerful meditation on art and sexuality’ Observer
‘Heady armchair escapism … An impressionistic, intoxicating rush of sensory experience’ Sunday Times
‘If summer was suddenly like a novel, it would be like this one. Immaculate’ Andrew O’Hagan

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Weight 262 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.5 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

348

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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