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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LJ's reviewer called this volume, which is a guide to the isle of Corfu and other Greek landscapes, "somewhat difficult to define-some travel, some history, some real characters, living and dead, some saints and sinners." Durrell's account nonetheless is "sensitive, nostalgic, and yet surprisingly factual" (LJ 12/15/60).
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1978. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110140046852
Book Description Penguin Books, 1978. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0140046852