When Imogen Scottow takes her baby daughter to stay with her godmother, Laura, on her Greek estate for the summer, she still refuses to reveal the identity of Angelica's father. Her tranquillity is shattered and her freedom, threatened however, when a family friend of Laura's unexpectedly arrives
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William Riviere was born in 1954 and brought up in Norfolk. After leaving Cambridge, he spent several years in Venice, and later worked in Japan and travelled extensively around the Far East. He is married to a painter, and teaches at the University of Urbino in Italy.From Publishers Weekly:
When Riviere (Watercolour Sky) focuses on specific details, his descriptive style rings true. More often, however, this novel set on a Greek island simply sounds pretentious, perhaps because it takes place largely inside the minds of a few idle rich protagonists whose thoughts sound alike. The narrow plot revolves around the fiercely independent Imogene Scottow, who is visiting her godmother at her seaside estate in Greece while trying to avoid Dario De Corvaro, her Italian ex-lover and possibly the father of her illegitimate baby daughter. But Dario's father was the lover of Imogene's godmother, so perhaps it shouldn't come as too great a surprise that Dario shows up unexpectedly. He and Imogene (and others) take turns mulling over their own past relationship and what this chance meeting means for them. Riviere writes powerfully when using concrete imagery?such as when Imogene recalls a childhood fall from a horse: "Snagged by one foot I dragged along beneath him, I remember the back of my head banging on the lane and the pony's grey belly above me and the sky above that." But, the overall lack of real dialogue or interaction between characters means the reader doesn't fully interact with (or care about) them either.
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Descrizione libro Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. A very good copy with minor wear. For non-UK markets items of 1.5 kg or more may require an additional shipping charge. Codice libro della libreria HBS-00263470-B
Descrizione libro Hodder & Stoughton, 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine Dust Jacket. First Edition Signed. the book is clean with no remarks or highlights. 246 pages. price clipped dust jacket. Signed at the title page. remainder mark at the bottom edge.We ship from the USA and Canada. Codice libro della libreria 12314
Descrizione libro Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. 450 g; (6), 246, (4) pages, in original hardcover binding with illustrated dustjacket. Age toning of the edges of the pages, publisher's review copy slip pasted to the front free end page. No other damage. Taut with unspoken questions, fears and desires, this is an absorbing story of an intense passion gone awry and of a young woman's conflict between responsibility and freedom. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0340589515. ISBN/EAN: 9780340589519. Inventory No: 0227847. Codice libro della libreria 0227847