Leonard Cohen and Hydra

Tamar Hodes grew up on the Greek Island Hydra, the same as Leonard Cohen.
For a whole generation the words and of Leonard Cohen are deeply embedded into the consciousness.

This week a new film is released telling the story of Cohen's time living on the Greek Island of Hydra and his love for Marianne.

Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love is in cinemas later this week.

Tamar Hodes is a member of the Reformed Jewish community here in the south and last year published her own book about her childhood on the island of Hydra, The Water and Wine.
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Old 19th Century pictures of Jewish people, set above a piece of manuscript