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Prospero's Cell: A Guide to the Landscape and Manners of the Island of Corfu

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Book News Annotation:

The late novelist and writer Durrell presents his diary, which recounts the time he lived on the island of Corfu for two years just before World War II. He describes the life he and his wife, mother, brothers, and sister led there, and the local culture, people, and landscape, ending with recommendations for what the reader should see and do there. The book was originally published in 1945. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Durrell, later a world famous novelist, had it all when he made his escape from a gray, industrialized England to a sunny Greek island: a new wife, colorful new friends, and Corfu's captivating beauty. Then this enchanting idyll abruptly ended with the onset of World War II and evacuation to Egypt.

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Prospero's Cell is the story of a young man's escape from a grey, industrialized England to a sunny Greek island. Durrell, later a world famous novelist, had it all: a new wife, a life of swimming, fishing, sailing, reading and writing, good food and wine, colorful new friends, and an historic island of captivating beauty. Then this enchanting idyll abruptly ends with the onset of World War II and evacuation to Egypt.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781604190038
Author:
Durrell, Lawrence
Publisher:
Axios Press
Introduction by:
Winchester, Simon
Introduction:
Winchester, Simon
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Europe - Greece
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Corfu island (greece)
Subject:
Travel-Greece and Greek Isles
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
250
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in

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"Synopsis" by , Durrell, later a world famous novelist, had it all when he made his escape from a gray, industrialized England to a sunny Greek island: a new wife, colorful new friends, and Corfu's captivating beauty. Then this enchanting idyll abruptly ended with the onset of World War II and evacuation to Egypt.
"Synopsis" by , Prospero's Cell is the story of a young man's escape from a grey, industrialized England to a sunny Greek island. Durrell, later a world famous novelist, had it all: a new wife, a life of swimming, fishing, sailing, reading and writing, good food and wine, colorful new friends, and an historic island of captivating beauty. Then this enchanting idyll abruptly ends with the onset of World War II and evacuation to Egypt.
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