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Title:The Violins of Saint-Jacques
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Patrick Leigh Fermor
Publisher:John Murray Publishers
ISBN:0719555299
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Number of Pages:139
Category:Literature, British literature, Novels, Did not finish

The Violins of Saint-Jacques by Patrick Leigh Fermor

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Violins of Saint-Jacques On an Aegean island one summer an English traveller meets an enigmatic elderly Frenchwoman He is captivated by a painting she owns of a busy Caribbean port overlooked by a volcano and in time she shares the story of her youth there in the early twentieth century Set in the tropical luxury of the island of Saint Jacques hers is a tale of romantic intrigue and decadence amongst the descendents of slaves and a fading French aristocracy But on the night of the annual Mardi Gras ball catastrophe overwhelms the island and the world she knew came to an abrupt and haunting end The Violins of Saint Jacques captures the unforeseen drama of forces beyond human control Originally published in it was immediately hailed as a rare and exotic sweep of colour across the drab monochrome of the post war years and it has lost nothing of its original flavou

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