Hello lovelies. Today, I’m taking part in the blog tour for A Theatre For Dreamers by Polly Samson! Once again, I’m failing in my duty as a blogger because I was meant to be posting a review today but I just haven’t been able to finish the book in time. I’m working longer shifts these days and just feel generally exhausted, so whenever I’m trying to pick up a book and read, I’m falling asleep after a few pages (and that is no reflection on book quality!) I’m not trying to make excuses here, I just want to offer an explanation and an apology to everyone who was expecting more from me for this blog tour. And hopefully it’s enough that I’m still featuring the book in some way!
Can you tell my anxiety levels are high these days? Haha. Let’s take a look at A Theatre For Dreamers, shall we?
1960. The world is dancing on the edge of revolution, and nowhere more so than on the Greek island of Hydra, where a circle of poets, painters and musicians live tangled lives, ruled by the writers Charmian Clift and George Johnston, troubled king and queen of bohemia. Forming within this circle is a triangle: its points the magnetic, destructive writer Axel Jensen, his dazzling wife Marianne Ihlen, and a young Canadian poet named Leonard Cohen.
Into their midst arrives teenage Erica, with little more than a bundle of blank notebooks and her grief for her mother. Settling on the periphery of this circle, she watches, entranced and disquieted, as a paradise unravels.
Burning with the heat and light of Greece, A Theatre for Dreamers is a spellbinding novel about utopian dreams and innocence lost – and the wars waged between men and women on the battlegrounds of genius.
Polly Samson is the author of two short story collections and two previous novels. Her work has been shortlisted for prizes, translated into several languages and has been dramatized on BBC Radio 4. She has written lyrics to four number one albums (anyone a Pink Floyd fan?!) and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
For more information and to read reviews of the book and interviews with the author, check out the other stops on the blog tour!
A Theatre For Dreamers released on April 2nd 2020! Huge thanks to Bloomsbury for sending me a copy to review (which will be done as soon as possible!) x