Calcot Manor Meet-the-Author lunch with Sofka Zinovieff, Monday, 18 June 2012
Posted on: 24-05-2012 | Category: Events

Calcot Manor

Meet-the-Author Lunch with Sofka Zinovieff

Dating back to the 14th century, Calcot Manor is more than a country house hotel set in over 220 acres of Cotswolds meadowland.


Calcot Manor Near Tetbury Gloucestershire GL8 8YJ

Tel.  01666 890 391


Condé Nast Johansens 2012 Awards for Excellence for Great Britain & Ireland, Europe & the Mediterranean: Calcot Manor named the ‘Most Excellent Family Friendly’ within the UK & Ireland section.


“Most Excellent Family Hotel of the Year 2010” (‘UK and Ireland’)


Recently featured as a BBC Radio 4 ‘Book at Bedtime’ choice, The House on Paradise Street sees
Antigone Perifanis returning in 2008 to her old family home in Athens after 60 years in exile. She has come to attend the funeral of her only son, Nikitas, who was born in prison, and whom she has not seen since she left him as a baby. Nikitas had been distressed in the days before his death and, curious to find out why, his English widow Maud starts to investigate his complicated past. In so doing, she reignites a bitter family feud, and discovers a heartbreaking story of a young mother caught up in the political tides of the Greek Civil War and forced to make a terrible decision that would blight not only her life but that of future generations.


The House on Paradise Street is an epic tale of love and loss, which takes readers from the war-torn streets of Nazi-occupied Athens through the military junta years and on into the troubled city of recent times – and shows what happens when ideology threatens to subsume our sense of humanity.


This is Sofka Zinovieff’s first novel, havng previously published two acclaimed works of non-fiction,  Eurydice Street: A Place in Athens and Red Princess: A Revolutionary Life (a biography of her paternal grandmother which was translated into nine languages). Raised in England, Sofka now lives with her husband, a Greek media consultant who has spent 10 years behind the scenes in politics. They have two daughters and live in Greece.


For further enquiries and/or to make a reservation – as well as for news of future talks during the summer and into autumn – please call the Reservations team at Calcot on Tel:            01666 890391       or


Time: Arrival from 12 noon for lunch at 12.30pm
Venue: The Conservatory or The Barn (dependent on numbers).
Tickets: £28 per person to include tea/coffee on arrival, a two-course lunch and a glass of wine. (Payment is required at time of booking and is non-refundable).
Afterwards, the author will answer questions from the ‘floor’ and be availble to sign copies of their book which will be on sale, courtesy of ‘Mr. B’s Emporium of Reading Delights’.


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