All Roads Led to Shanghai (Paperback)

By Clio Calodoukas

Createspace, 9781479153558, 270pp.

Publication Date: January 25, 2013


About the Author

The Author hopes you enjoy reading her memoirs. Looking back on her life she felt that she had a story to tell. She grew up in a unique part of the world. Her family's history of dispossession is one that affected thousands of people in the first part of the 20th Century. It makes for interesting reading for those who are unaware of the events that occurred at that time. The Author is now a mother and grandmother and lives quietly with her husband, Jason, in a beachside suburb of Sydney, Australia. She is now retired, after several decades of employment working as an administrator in the arts. Her role in the arts, firstly working for Opera Australia and later for a classical music agency, brought her into contact with famous artists. She was privileged to attend many exciting performances and form friendships with singers, conductors and directors, acclaimed in Australia and internationally - amongst them the late Dame Joan Sutherland and her husband, the conductor Richard Bonynge. Many decades of meeting talented and interesting people in the world of music has made her realize how fortunate she has been in her life. Accompanied by her husband, Clio has made several trips overseas to Great Britain, Europe and the United States where she was extremely happy to meet again her friends from Shanghai. In 1995 Clio and her sister returned to Shanghai - an emotional visit for both of them. Clio hopes you enjoy reading her book. She has created a blog and would love to have a conversation with her readers, especially those who have lived in China. Each person's experience and memory of events is so different