The Counter-tenor's Daughter

The Counter-tenor's Daughter

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Dido Partridge's childhood as the daughter of an exotic operatic soprano and her counter-tenor lover, Signor Pernice, was spent mainly in the dressing rooms of great European opera houses. This strange life led naturally to her present bohemian existence in a grand old houseboat, once her mother's, moored on the Thames, which she shares with Jacob, a film director and her erratic but long-term partner. When she discovers that he has been entertaining another woman on the houseboat, she books the first flight out of Heathrow that she can find, and ends up in Corfu, in a beautiful, unspoilt bay where she reads, swims and eats the lovely but simple food prepared for her by the local taverna keeper. Gradually, as the peace and tranquillity of Corfu begin to work their magic on her, Dido becomes aware of Guy, an attractive lawyer who left London for the solitude of the island when his disability - the result of a childhood accident - became too much for him to bear. As Dido and Guy start to heal the wounds which each of them has acquired through the years, they both begin to see how their lives can more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 124 x 194 x 28mm | 258.55g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • port.
  • 0552996246
  • 9780552996242

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