Red Moons and Cornflowers

  1. Like a Cornflower
    by Andrea Perego
    from the book Red Moons and Cornflowers (by Andrea Perego and Daniela Biscontin, 2015)

    London, 1728. Faustina Bordoni, star soprano of her era, famous throughout Europe, falls in love with a young German painter. But why is he not playing the game?

    The painting is by Rosalba Carriera, Portrait of Faustina Bordoni Hasse, circa 1730, Ca' Rezzonico Museum, Venice.

    Music by Henry Purcell, Dido and Aeneas.
    New Trinity Baroque. Voice: Evelyn Tubb

    The book Red Moons and Cornflowers is available on Amazon. Paperback and Kindle.

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  2. A Musical Silence
    by Andrea Perego
    from the book Red Moons and Cornflowers (by Andrea Perego and Daniela Biscontin, 2015)

    Imposing silence on the heart pushes the limits of courage after a love story, a metaphorical suicide in order to continue living. But is the cost greater for the heart or for the mind?

    The illustration is by Ephraim Moses Lilien. Published in Jugend nr 50, München 1900

    The book Red Moons and Cornflowers is available on Amazon. Paperback and Kindle.

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  3. Barbarossa
    by Daniela Biscontin
    from the book Red Moons and Cornflowers (by Andrea Perego and Daniela Biscontin, 2015)

    After "Black Cherry Moon" and "Seven Times Seven", finally Barbarossa, the enigmatic cat, gets to tell his own story. Charming, wise, irritable, adorable, he recounts his magical journeys across continents and amongst peoples to ensure the survival of the world.

    Illustration by Ephraim Moses Lilien, from Die Bücher der Bibel,1908

    The book Red Moons and Cornflowers is available on Amazon. Paperback and Kindle.

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  4. An Interesting Man / 2
    by Andrea Perego
    from the book Red Moons and Cornflowers (by Andrea Perego and Daniela Biscontin, 2015)

    Ever wanted to meet Oscar Wilde?
    This is what happens to William, 19 years old, during a short holiday at Berneval-sur-Mer in June 1897. Here, in his hotel, he meets "an interesting man", a certain Sebastian Melmoth...

    Photos by Napoleon Sarony
    Music: Clair de lune by Claude Debussy

    The book Red Moons and Cornflowers is available on Amazon. Paperback and Kindle.

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  5. An Interesting Man / 1
    by Andrea Perego
    from the book Red Moons and Cornflowers (by Andrea Perego and Daniela Biscontin, 2015)

    William, 19 years old, is on a short holiday at Berneval-sur-Mer in June 1897. Here, in his hotel, he meets an interesting man, a certain Sebastian Melmoth. Unknown to him, this was Oscar Wilde, two weeks after his release from gaol.

    Photos by Napoleon Sarony
    Music: 1812 Overture by Pëtr Il'ič Tchaikovsky

    The book Red Moons and Cornflowers is available on Amazon. Paperback and Kindle.

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Red Moons and Cornflowers

Andrea Perego

Like tracks on a record album, the 21 stories published in the book "Red Moons and Cornflowers", transport the reader into the various moods of men and women making sense of their worlds, sometimes funny, sometimes moving, but always engaging. 
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Like tracks on a record album, the 21 stories published in the book "Red Moons and Cornflowers", transport the reader into the various moods of men and women making sense of their worlds, sometimes funny, sometimes moving, but always engaging. 
Their various settings – provincial America, London, Venice, Berlin, Paris, and new places of the writers’ imaginings – add flavours, colours and rhythms that reflect as well the diversity and variety of the two writers and their approaches.
Andrea Perego is a man. Daniela Biscontin is a woman. Obviously, they have different points of view. And this is the key factor of this combined collection. These short stories by each of them are a distinctive reflection on how we carry the weight of our experiences. And, despite appearances, we discover men’s and women’s hearts beat the same way.
This channel is a collection of all the videos published to illustrate each story from the book.
"Red Moons and Cornflowers", by Andrea Perego and Daniela Biscontin, is available on Amazon, paperback and kindle.

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