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.
This charming idyll depicts the country life and cosmopolitan society of Corfu in the years immediately before the war . . .
The matter of it is as sound as the story is delightful.'
Corfu, that Ionian island whose idyllic yet blood-stained history goes back the best part of a thousand years, could not have found a fitter chronicler than Mr Durrell.
For he is a poet, with all a poet's sensibility, and a humanist to boot, with a keen eye for character and a scholar's reverence for antiquity.'
Faber and Faber