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The Corsair
The Corsair
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Από μικρό παιδί άκουγα την ιστορία της πανέμορφης προ-προγιαγιάς μου από τη Σύρο. Ήταν κυριολεκτικά απίστευτη, ένα μυθιστόρημα απ' αυτά που μόνο η ζωή μπορεί να πλάσει. Μέχρι που, στο τέλος, αποφάσισα να την κάνω βιβλίο και είναι αυτό που κρατάτε στα χέρια σας.

Ήταν γυναίκα καραβοκύρη, μια αρχόντισσα ξακουστή σ' όλο το νησί για την εξυπνάδα και την ομορφιά της. Στάθηκε όμως αρκετό ένα καπρίτσιο της τύχης για να βρεθεί από τα σαλόνια της Ερμούπολης στο χαρέμι του σουλτάνου κι από κει στην κοσμοπολίτικη Αλεξάνδρεια.

By Fani Pantazi. 552 pages. Paperback. 14 x 21 cm. Imported. Psichogios publications.

ISBN: 978-618-01-3280-9

From a young age I would hear the story of my beautiful great-grandmother from Syros. It was truly unbelievable, a novel that only life could write. And so, finally, I decided to turn it into a book and that is what you are holding in your hands.

She was the wife of a sailor, a noblewoman known throughout the island for her ingenuity and her beauty. But a twist of fate took her from the lounges of Ermoupolis to the Sultanís harem and from there to Alexandria. It was a fairytale journey, one that the human mind cannot conceive. Thus, along with my heroes, I too traveled to noble Syros, where East and West blend harmoniously. I walked the cobbled streets and entered the magnificent neoclassical mansions facing the sea. I then went to Constantinople, walked along the Bosphorus, let myself get lost in the endless bazaars, got drunk on perfumes, music and flavors and admired famous palaces. Finally, I found myself in glittering, cosmopolitan Alexandria, at the crossroads of civilizations, and I felt the Greek aura that came to me all the way from times of old.