'Prospero's Cell' 1945

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.'

Lawrence Durrell


Faber and Faber

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