A Theatre for Dreamers: Signed Bookplate Edition (Hardback)
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A Theatre for Dreamers: Signed Bookplate Edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages / Published: 02/04/2020
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Signed Bookplate Edition

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. Burning with the heat and light of Greece, A Theatre for Dreamers is a spellbinding novel about utopian dreams and innocence lost - and the wars waged between men and women on the battlegrounds of genius.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781526625311
Number of pages: 368
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm


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“Dreams of a paradise...”

Young Erica and her brother leave London after their mother’s death to pursue their dreams and end up in Greek island of Hydra. This is 1960; ideas and dreams are in full bloom with the expectations that the dreams... More

Hardback edition
1 similar book recommended
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“Poetic and atmospheric”

This novel about Hydra in the sixties paints a picture of bohemian life lived out in the sunshine against the beautiful backdrop of a greek island....is this the stuff dreams are made of? Polly has researched this era... More

Hardback edition
3 similar books recommended
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“Sixties bohemian life”

This novel about Hydra in the sixties paints a picture of bohemian life lived out in the sunshine against the beautiful backdrop of a greek island....is this the stuff dreams are made of? Polly has researched this era... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 44

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