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The Durrells of Corfu /

by Haag, Michael, Published by : Profile Books, (London :) , 2017 Physical details: xii, 211 pages : illustrations, map, portraits, facsimiles ; 20 cm. ISBN:9781781257883; 1781257884.
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"First published in Great Britain in 2017 by Profile Books"--Title page verso.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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.

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.

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