Margarita Liberaki (1919-2001) was a Greek novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. Her acclaimed novel Three Summers is still taught in Greek schools and tops lists as one of the country's favourite books of all time. It is also widely beloved in France, where it was first published on the recommendation of Albert Camus, who wrote to Liberaki- The sun has disappeared from books these days... You are one of those who pass it on.
A dreamy modernist gem of a novel... elegant and striking * Publishers Weekly * A leisurely, large-hearted coming-of-age novel, earthy and innocent, nostalgic and beautifully rendered * Kirkus * A dreamy, cinematic tapestry of Greek village life * NPR * We must be grateful to the Penguin European Writers series, a precious venture in these dark times -- John Banville The sun has disappeared from books these days... You are one of those who pass it on -- Albert Camus to Margarita Liberaki Drifting blossom, girlish secrets and lantern-lit dances pervade the 1946 Greek classic Three Summers, by Margarita Liberaki, featuring three sisters on the brink of adulthood on a pre-civil-war country estate at Kifi ssia, outside Athens. Just reissued, this innocent gem is often compared to Dodie Smith's I Capture the Castle * Country & Townhouse *