In the footsteps of the Durrells
In the footsteps of the Durrells

The Durrells in Corfu
Lawrence Durrell and Gerald Durrell lived in Corfu from 1935 to 1939. Although Lawrence was only 23 at the time of his arrival, and Gerald just 10, their short time in Corfu would shape their future lives: Lawrence as a critically acclaimed novelist, and Gerald as a highly popular writer and pioneering naturalist. The books they authored about Corfu - Lawrence's 'Prospero's Cell' and Gerald's Corfu Trilogy - put Corfu firmly on the map, just as overseas tourism was starting to develop. Later, now established in their careers, the Durrell brothers returned to Corfu for extended holidays and for filming projects, helping to raise the island's profile afresh.

In the Footsteps of the Durrells
Enduring interest in the Durrells means that many people now visit Corfu in the hope of following in the footsteps of the family and their friends. Other people simply seek to read additional information about their time on the island as an aid to enjoying their books. It is for both groups of people - those seeking an actual experience, and those happy with a vicarious one - that this book has been written.

Corfu through the eyes of the Durrells
But this book is equally a guide to the island of Corfu. Taking the Durrell brothers and their companions as a starting point, it propels the reader on an excursion through the island's town and countryside, and across the range of its history and culture, often in a quirky and anecdotal manner. You will find out where the Durrells lived, which locations they visited, and whom they spent time with. For a hands-on experience, there are walks in and around Durrell-related localities, and recipes to try - and you read more about other characters mentioned (or not) in the books. In the second half, a number of articles of interest to Durrell enthusiasts have been gathered together for the first time. To obtain a taste of the contents, you may download a FREE BONUS, which showcases a selection of articles from the book.

Durrell ebook
This publication is only available as an ebook. No print copies exist, but may be ordered under exceptional circumstances, within Corfu exclusively. Due to file size limitations, photographs appear on a dedicated page within this website, and are cross-referenced in the text.


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