By Kathryn Gauci
1822: in the course of one of many bloodiest massacres of The Greek warfare of Independence, a toddler is born to a girl of mythical good looks within the Byzantine monastery of Nea Moni at the Greek island of Chios. the next a long time of sour fight among Greeks and Turks simmer to a head while the Greek military invades Turkey in 1919. in this time, Dimitra Lamartine arrives in Smyrna and earnings reputation and fortune as an embroiderer to the elite of Ottoman society. but it is her granddaughter, Sophia, who takes the company to nice heights merely to determine their international come crashing down with the outbreak of The Balkan Wars, 1912–13. In 1922, Sophia starts off a brand new lifestyles in Athens however the reminiscence of a dire prophecy as soon as advised to her grandmother a few woman with flaming pink hair starts off to hang-out her with devastating consequences.
1972: Eleni Stephenson is termed to the bedside of her loss of life aunt in Athens. In a narrative that rips her international aside, Eleni discovers the chilling fact at the back of her family’s darkish earlier plunging her into the shadowy global of political intrigue, mystery societies and espionage the place households and buddies are torn aside and the place a trust in superstition simmers slightly under the surface.
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Set opposed to the mosques and minarets of Asia Minor and the ruins of old Athens, The Embroiderer is a gripping saga of affection and loss, desire and melancholy, and of the intense braveness of girls within the face of adversity. 1822: in the course of one of many bloodiest massacres of The Greek battle of Independence, a baby is born to a lady of mythical good looks within the Byzantine monastery of Nea Moni at the Greek island of Chios.
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