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Claire McAlpine
Claire McAlpine is 80% done
And a third generation falls into the same trap, now in Athens, all the families having had to flee Constantinople.
Jul 16, 2019 12:12PM
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Claire McAlpine
Claire McAlpine is 65% done
A new generation, another forbidden love, the son's mother badmouthing the family, who decide to move to Athens, they are Greek but it is a foreign country, their new home. The daughter moves on and finds new love, while back in Constantinople, the son shames his family further with his behaviour and choices.
Jul 16, 2019 02:05AM
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Claire McAlpine
Claire McAlpine is 39% done
The men go off to war, the mother discovers her son is friends with the son of the man who proposed to her without his father's approval. Two families who avoid each other and yet their lives seem unavoidably intertwined.
Jul 15, 2019 01:17AM
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Claire McAlpine
Claire McAlpine is 26% done
Slightly annoying to have to read of all the prejudice, of one ancestral line against another, of men against their wives and daughters, of sons falling in love forbidden because it compromises the family wealth and status.
Jul 14, 2019 06:33AM
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Claire McAlpine
Claire McAlpine is 26% done
Back to the early 1900's we are steeped in patriarchial familial dictatorship, where a wife is criticized for her hem being above the floor, where a man is surprised when his wife shows knowledge of the political situation. That is, Greek families living in Constantinople (to become Istanbul) and hearing of a new decree that is sending thousands fleeing for Greece.
There is little interaction between them.
Jul 14, 2019 06:31AM
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Claire McAlpine
Claire McAlpine is 9% done
A woman who has no family discovers she has inherited a house. She moves into a house that hasn't been lived in for 12 years and as she carries home supplies a man offers to help her, Karim, a Syrian refugee.
A knock at the door, a disgruntled relative.
Another knock, another relative.
Painting a room, a loose floorboard reveals a tin box with letters.
Jul 13, 2019 01:33PM
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