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The Greek Islands

Lawrence Durrell

Lose yourself in this dazzling travelogue of the idyllic Greek Islands by the king of travel writing and real-life family member of The Durrells in Corfu.

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£9.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571362417
Date Published
01.07.2021
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Summary

Lose yourself in this dazzling travelogue of the idyllic Greek Islands by the king of travel writing and real-life family member of The Durrells in Corfu.

‘Incandescent.’ André Aciman

A magician.‘ The Times

‘Invades the reader’s every sense … Remarkable.’ Victoria Hislop

‘Nobody knows the Greek islands like Durrell.’ New York Times

White-washed houses drenched in pink bougainvillea; dazzling seascapes and rugged coastlines; colourful harbours in quaint fishing villages; shady olive and cypress groves; terraces bathed in the Aegean sun … The Greek islands conjure up a treasure-chest of images – but nobody brings them to life as vividly as the legendary travel writer Lawrence Durrell.

It was during his youth in Corfu – which his brother Gerald fictionalised in My Family and Other Animals, later filmed as The Durrells In Corfuthat his love affair with the Mediterranean began. Now, in this glorious tour of the Greek islands, he weaves evocative descriptions of these idyllic landscapes with insights into their ancient history, and shares luminous personal memories of his time in the local communities. No traveller to Greece or admirer of Durrell’s magic should miss it.

‘Masterly … Casts a spell.’ Jan Morris

‘Charming … Delightful.’
Sunday Times

‘Our last great garlicky master of the vanishing Mediterranean.’ Richard Holmes

‘Like long letters from a civilized and very funny friend – the prose as luminous as the Mediterranean air he loves.’
Time

Critic Reviews

Incandescent.

Critic Reviews

Invades the reader's every sense ... Remarkable.

Critic Reviews

Nobody knows the Greek islands like Durrell.

New York Times
Critic Reviews

Masterly ... Casts a spell.

Critic Reviews

Our last great garlicky master of the vanishing Mediterranean.

Critic Reviews

Like long letters from a civilized and very funny friend - the prose as luminous as the Mediterranean air he loves.

Time
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Lawrence Durrell was a British novelist, poet, dramatist, and travel writer. Born in 1912 in India to British colonial parents, he was sent to school in England and later moved to Corfu with his family – a period which his brother Gerald fictionalised in My Family and Other Animals – later filmed as The Durrells in Corfu – and which…

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