作者希拉里·惠顿·佩皮蒂对科尔夫乌鸦女巫的一篇热情洋溢的评论

(作者Hilary Whitton Paipeti评论)

Just south of Messonghi,与赫洛莫斯的空中山稍有分离,是马塔乌纳的“金字塔状”山脉,one of the main settings for Effrosyni Moschoudi's new novel,“科夫的乌鸦女巫”。被称为“梦幻假日浪漫”,,it's a step up from Mills and Boon – much more Mary Stewart than Barbara Cartland,with a bit of Gothic horror and Harry Potter-esque magic in the mix.当然,这是一个翻页机——非常适合在梅松吉海滩(大部分都设置在那里)的懒惰下午使用。或者在任何地点或时间。

The plot gets going so quickly that it is almost impossible to précis it without giving the game away.Suffice to say that the heroine has returned to Corfu after twenty years,with a task to undertake – namely to claim back her twin brother,who was kidnapped,aged 12,在她上次访问时。在山洞里。By a wicked witch.

Sounds unlikely?哈利波特也是,但结果没问题,不是吗??连续行动了近400页(她是怎么做到的?)许多子图会很快吸引你。阅读出版前的版本,我本应该是校对员,但我很想知道接下来发生的每一个阶段,我都忘了!!

Approaching the denouement,我真的很困惑它会如何解决;;我通常善于猜测结局,但这个让我震惊。以逃避结束吗?No,Effrosyni came up with the goods,一个精彩的“扭转”,把情节从边缘拉回。

What anchors Effrosyni's books in reality is her sense of place.她的科尔夫书被放在莫拉提卡周围,她祖父的祖籍,还有她从小就每年度假的地方。而情节可能具有超自然的意味(如我们在埃弗罗西尼的短篇小说《A》系列化的结尾所示)和奶奶一起度假)。,they are set in a real and familiar world,which renders the incredible somehow plausible.You can walk with the heroine to the secret olive groves on the mountain of Martaouna,and accompany her around Messonghi and to a ‘Varkarola' festival at Petriti,where you'll experience a long evening in high summer.Theseconcrete scenes help us accept the surreality of the storyline,就像霍比特人一样,orcs,elves and wizards could justifiably inhabit a world fully recognisable as England.

但超自然现象不仅包含在书中。As Effrosyni tells us,‘something spooky happened when [the artist] got to work on the cover!我只告诉他我的书是放在科尔夫的海滩上的,在所有的地方,he showed me this image that actually depicts the bay in Messonghi.' So,如果你认为在读《乌鸦女巫》时你必须暂停信仰,试想一下:天地间还有更多的东西……谁知道马塔努纳究竟藏着什么??

The review was published in the October issue of the Corfu e-newspaper,,阿吉特.

作者Hilary Whitton Paipeti在阿吉特,mainly about hikes around Corfu,它的动植物。Her upcoming book,‘In the Footsteps of Lawrence Durrell and Gerald Durrell in Corfu',is a republication of the popular 1990s edition,新内容。Check out Hilary's work atCorfu步行及ATThe Corfu Trail.

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