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Kastaniotis Editions S.A was established in 1968 by Athanassios Kastaniotis, who is today the Chairman and Managing Director of the Publishing Company.

The barefoot countess of Athens

Novel, June 2010

The barefoot countess of Athens
  • 978-960-03-5102-6
  • 416 pages
  • 2010

Athens 1902. Laura Alfieri, countess of Monreale of Sicily, descendant of the Byzantine house of Chrysolorades, and a woman of matchless beauty, is forced to marry Filippos Romas, a wealthy Zakynthian of humble origin. She irritably refers to him as a ‘collier’ and a ‘misspelling frog’, the sole reason for the marriage being to save her family from economic destruction. Until, little beknownst to her, the frog begins to slowly transform into the prince of her heart…

A novel set against the cosmopolitan backdrop of Belle Epoque Athens, a story about overwhelming love, intrigue, passion and hate, small lives and big destinies.