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Enjoyable Hour, by Kirsten (Scotland)
August 2008

A Partisan's Daughter is the new Louis de Bernieres book. I really like his books, and I've seen a Fringe adaptation of Captain Corelli's Mandolin several times. Tonight was the man himself performing with Bavarian flautist and keyboard player Ilone Antonius-Jones. He played clarinet, guitar, mandolin, and a variety of other stringed instruments and she played flute, alto flute and keyboards. They played a variety of Greek tunes and tunes from the Balkan states, and some Elgar, and a piece written by Antonius-Jones called The Girl From Belgrade, interspersed with readings from A Partisan's Daughter and gentle banter between the two of them. And, they handed out percussion instruments to the audience - cowbells and maracas and goats' feet and spoons, and we all got to play them whenever we felt like during the tunes. It was a pleasant way to spend an hour and the excerpts from the book were carefully chosen to make you want to go and buy it! The performance was in well known Edinburgh Italian deli, Valvona & Crolla, and they had copies of the book to buy, and L de B was happy to sign them for us. If you're looking for something a little bit different, not the usual comedy or bad revue, this could be a lovely way to spend an hour.

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