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I thought I’d left all of that behind: the people who brought me up, the country where I was born, the garland I wore on my wedding day… They say that man’s memory is selective… That is until the moment that a bitter sweet lemon comes to wake every memory carefully hidden away…
In 1913, in the Greek village of Lidoriki, Asimoula and Konstantis married for love but when the draft knocked on their door, the army took Konstantis far away from his bride and the child they were expecting.
In 1914, the first world war broke out. In Greece the civil divide brought dark clouds over the country and into the lives of the young couple.
In 1916, 6,000 soldiers - Konstantis among them - were secretly transported from Greece to the Kaiser’s Germany. There, amidst the ashes of war, a new romance was born.
In 1944, Lidoriki is burned. A German soldier rescues two individuals from the oncoming flames, two people who come into his life like two pawns in a bizarre twist of fate. Two eras, two towns in two different countries, two women, a terrible discovery…
A novel based on real events brought to life by an eloquent young author who has captured the hearts of Greek women everywhere.
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Publication date May 10, 2012
Thematic Category Historical fiction, Social, Romance
Series Greek literature
Age 18+
SKU 12243
Regular Price €15.54 Special Price €13.99
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The Author
Sofia Voikou was born in Thessaloniki. She studied French literature at the Aristotelion University of Thessaloniki and went on to do her postgraduate studies in Mediterranean Communication and Culture at the Sophia Antipolis University in Nice, France. She also studied History of Art at the Ecole du Louvre in France. She has taught Theory of Communication and History of Art in private educational institutions and was also a columnist in various cultural magazines in Thessaloniki for a number of years. Since 1997 she works in advertising and communication. She speaks English, French and Spanish, is married and has two children. She has written two novels which have been published by PSICHOGIOS PUBLICATIONS and have become best-sellers. Her debut novel, THE RED MARK (rights sold to Turkey), a wonderful upmarket commercial women’s novel  surprised not only our editorial team, but it also captured the Greek readers’ attention selling over 34,000 copies.
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