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The Durrells of Corfu
The Durrells of Corfu
Haag, Michael, 1943-2017
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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.
Main title:
The Durrells of Corfu / Michael Haag.
Imprint:
London : Profile Books, 2017.
Collation:
xi, 211 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 20 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
1 India -- ch. 2 England -- ch. 3 The Crisis -- ch. 4 Corfu -- the Strawberry-Pink Villa -- ch. 5 The Daffodil-Yellow Villa -- ch. 6 The White House at Kalami -- ch. 7 The Snow-White Villa -- ch. 8 The War and the Scattering.
ISBN:
9781781257883
Dewey class:
590.92914.955
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryBiography914.955 DUROnloan - Due: 29 Dec 2021
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