The Durrells of Corfu

The Durrells of Corfu

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The Durrells of Corfu describes the family's upbringing in India and the crisis that brought them to England and then Greece. It recalls the genuine characters they encountered on Corfu - Theodore the biologist, the taxi driver Spiro Halikiopoulos and the prisoner Kosti - as well as the visit of American writer Henry Miller. And Haag has unearthed the story of how the Durrells left Corfu, including Margo's and Larry's last-minute escapes before the war. An extended epilogue looks at the emergence of Larry as a work famous novelist, and Gerry as a naturalist and champion of endangered species, as well as the lives of the rest of the family, their friends and other animals.
Publisher: London : Profile Books, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781781257883
1781257884
Branch Call Number: 590.92 D96h
Characteristics: xii, 211 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 20 cm

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Oct 07, 2018

“One can only assume that his childhood - if he had one - was trailing behind him like some sort of English ectoplasm - whereas I was trailing behind me something he could not understand - a childhood like a magic carpet.” Gerry Durrell

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