Reflections on a Marine Venus (Paperback)

Reflections on a Marine Venus By Lawrence Durrell Cover Image
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WINNER OF THE DUFF COOPER MEMORIAL PRIZE
Cyprus, 1953. As the island fights for independence from British colonial rule, ancient conflicts between Turkish and Greek Cypriots trouble the glittering Mediterranean waters. Into the brewing storm comes ex-pat writer Lawrence Durrell, yearning for the idyllic island lifestyle of his youth in Corfu. With his poet's eye for beauty and humour - and passable Greek - Durrell settles into a dilapidated villa and brilliantly captures the moods and atmospheres of island life in a changing world. Whether collecting folklore or wild flowers, describing the brewing revolution or eccentric local characters, this is more than just a classic travel memoir - it is an unforgettably intimate portrait of a community lost forever.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780571362394
ISBN-10: 0571362397
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication Date: October 5th, 2021
Pages: 256
Language: English