The Durrells of Corfu

by Michael Haag

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The Durrells of Corfu Synopsis

Simon Nye's TV series, The Durrells, is based loosely on Gerald Durrell's Corfu Trilogy and in particular his much-loved bestseller, My Family and Other Animals. These books in turn are based somewhat loosely on actual events. The real-life Durrells went to Corfu at the urging of Lawrence Durrell, who was already living on the island with his wife, Nancy Myers. Their intent was to keep the family together as his mother, Louisa, was drinking heavily and recovering from a breakdown; 'We can be proud of the way we brought her up,' Larry said, only half-jokingly, of the family's subsequent Corfu sojourn.

The Durrells of Corfu Press Reviews

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ISBN: 9781781257883
Publication date: 20/04/2017
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Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781257883
Publication date: 20th April 2017
Author: Michael Haag
Publisher:
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 224 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites, Travel,
Categories: Biography: general, Collected biographies, Travel writing,

About Michael Haag

Michael Haag knew Lawrence Durrell (and met Gerry and Margo) and is currently writing a biography of Lawrence Durrell for Yale University Press, which also published his Alexandria: City of Memory, a definitive study of Cavafy, Forster and Lawrence Durrell in the city. Haag has also written widely on the Egyptian, Classical and Medieval worlds and is the author of a dozen books, including, for Profile, The Tragedy of the Templars and The Quest for Mary Magdalene.

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