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  • The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell
    The Alexandria Quartet (English, Paperback) Lawrence Durrell

    Darley attempts to reconcile himself to the end of his affair with the dark, passionate Justine Hosnani - setting alight a beguiling exploration of sexual and political intrigue that the author himself described as 'an investigation of modern love'.

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  • Prospero's Cell (Faber Library 4) by Lawrence Durrell
    Prospero's Cell (Faber Library 4) (English, Paperback) Lawrence Durrell

    A guide to the landscape and manners of the island of Corfu. 'One of Lawrence Durrell's best books - indeed, in its gem-like miniature quality, among the best books ever written.' Freya Stark 'This charming idyll depicts the country life and cosmopolitan society of Corfu in the years immediately before the war .

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  • Bitter Lemons of Cyprus by Lawrence Durrell
    Bitter Lemons of Cyprus (English, Paperback) Lawrence Durrell

    Winner of the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize, it is a document at once personal, poetic and subtly political - a masterly combination of travelogue, memoir and treatise. 'He writes as an artist, as well as a poet;

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  • The Avignon Quintet by Lawrence Durrell
    The Avignon Quintet (Paperback) Lawrence Durrell

    Rich in invention, psychological truth and sheer entertainment, the five short novels that comprise The Avignon Quintet form one of the key works of an undisputed modern master. 'Another constellation of Mediterranean mysteries and memories.

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  • A Certain Plume by Henri Michaux
    A Certain Plume (English, Paperback) Henri Michaux

    A bilingual edition of the most famous of Henri Michaux's poetry collections, now in a new translation from the French....

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  • Bitter Lemons by Lawrence Durrell
    Bitter Lemons (English, Paperback) Lawrence Durrell

    Tells the story of the author's experiences on Cyprus between 1953 and 1956 - first as a visitor, then as a householder and teacher, and finally as Press Advisor to a government coping with armed rebellion.

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  • The Greek Islands by Lawrence Durrell
    The Greek Islands (Paperback) Lawrence Durrell, John Flower

    As every reader of Durrell knows, his writing is steeped in the living experience of the Mediterranean, and especially the islands of Greece.

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  • Prospero's Cell by Lawrence Durrell
    Prospero's Cell (English, Paperback) Lawrence Durrell

    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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  • Nightcharmer And Other Tales Of Claude Seignolle by Claude Seignolle
    Nightcharmer And Other Tales Of Claude Seignolle (English, Paperback) Claude Seignolle

    These eight tales of mystery and the supernatural feature sorcerers, the Grim Reaper in a horse-drawn coach, a beguiling bird of death, a long-dead saint turned devil, and a whole retinue of creatures of the night. Claude Seignolle, distinguished French ethnographer and folklorist and author of more than twenty-three volumes of short stories and novels, is a master of the ?rustic" tale, which...

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  • Reflections on a Marine Venus by Lawrence Durrell
    Reflections on a Marine Venus (English, Paperback) Lawrence Durrell

    With the same wit, tenderness and poetic insight that characterized Prospero's Cell, Reflections on a Marine Venus is an excellent introduction the Eastern Mediterranean.'How pleasant .

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  • Sicilian Carousel by Lawrence Durrell
    Sicilian Carousel (English, Paperback) Lawrence Durrell

    Although Durrell spent much of his life beside the Mediterranean, he wrote relatively little about Italy; it was always somewhere that he was passing through on the way to somewhere else. Sicilian Carousel is his only piece of extended writing on the country and, naturally enough for the islomaniac Durrell, it focuses on one of Italy's islands. Sicilian Carousel came relatively late in Durrell's career, and is based around a slightly fictionalized bus tour of the island.

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  • Reflections on a Marine Venus by Lawrence Durrell
    Reflections on a Marine Venus (English, Paperback) Lawrence Durrell

    Reflections on a Marine Venus explores life on a magical and enchanting island (Rhodes) right after World War II. It is about Greece when it was a demi-paradise. But it is also about the distillation of life and experience, the savoring of all the exquisite pleasures, physical, sensual and intellectual, available on one lovely island at one time.

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  • Spirit of Place by Lawrence Durrell
    Spirit of Place (English, Paperback) Lawrence Durrell

    From one of the last century's greatest storytellers, Lawrence Durrell, comes a sumptuous collection of essays that describe the author's unique and cherished approach to life, with its pagan enjoyments as well as its intellectual pursuits. The book contains Durrell's articles about the Mediterranean and Aegean islands he loved so much, along with passages from his letters. My books are always about living in places, Durrell wrote, not just rushing through them.

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  • Justine by Lawrence Durrell
    Justine (English, Paperback) Lawrence Durrell, Robert Ryan

    The Egyptian city of Alexandria once boasted the world's greatest library, home to scholars dedicated solely to the pursuit of knowledge. But on the eve of World War II, the obsessed characters in this mesmerizing novel find that their pursuits lead only to bedrooms in which each seeks to know-and possess-the other.

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  • Judith by Lawrence Durrell
    Judith (English, Paperback) Lawrence Durrell

    A breathtaking novel of passion and politics, set in the hotbed of Palestine in the 1940s, by a master of twentieth-century fiction...

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