(From the publisher):
The prime meridian line that separates the eastern and western hemispheres at London's Old Royal Observatory also separates the lives of Matthew and Elena. He, a shy British professor of classical literature, lives on Feather's Place in historic, sometimes misty Greenwich, and she, a passionate Greek artist, lives on sun-kissed Mykonos, the most cosmopolitan of the Greek Islands.
Their lives become intertwined when Matthew meets Elena as he teaches a seminar on the lyric poet, Sappho, on the sacred island of Delos, birthplace of the god, Apollo. Matthew and Elena are opposites. At night, she dances to Rhembetiko music in the Mykonos Bar while he translates ancient poetry.
High in the clouds observing all is the supreme god, Zeus, who is supremely bored. He orders Aphrodite, the goddess of love, and her servant, Eros, to cause havoc in the lives of the mortals. Aphrodite agrees, and conspires with Sappho. With the help of Poseidon, god of the sea, Aphrodite and Sappho create magic and mischief in the lives of Matthew and Elena, as the sweet love songs of Sappho fill the air.
Original title: A Lone Red Apple
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction