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The Resource The Durrells of Corfu, Michael Haag

The Durrells of Corfu, Michael Haag

Label
The Durrells of Corfu
Title
The Durrells of Corfu
Statement of responsibility
Michael Haag
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Durrell family are immortalized in Gerald Durrell's "My Family and Other Animals", but what of the real life Durrells? Why did they go to Corfu in the first place-- and what happened to them after they left? The real story of the Durrells is as surprising and fascinating as anything in Gerry's books, and Michael Haag, with his first hand knowledge of the family, is the ideal narrator, drawing on diaries, letters and unpublished autobiographical fragments. [This book] describes the family's upbringing in India and the crisis that brought them to England and then Greece. It recalls the genuine characters they encountered on Corfu-- Theodore the biologist, the taxi driver Spiro Halikiopoulos and the prisoner Kosti-- as well as the visit of American writer Henry Miller. And Haag has unearthed the story of how the Durrells left Corfu, including Margo's and Larry's last-minute escapes before the war. An extended epilogue looks at the emergence of Larry as a work famous novelist, and Gerry as a naturalist and champion of endangered species, as well as the lives of the rest of the family, their friends and other animals
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
590.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PR6054.U74
  • DF901.C7
LC item number
  • Z65 2017
  • H34 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
The Durrells of Corfu, Michael Haag
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2017 by Profile Books"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
India -- England -- The crisis -- Corfu -- The strawberry-pink villa -- The daffodil-yellow villa -- The white house at Kalami -- The snow-white villa -- The war and the scattering -- Epilogue: Family, friends and animals
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xii, 211 pages
Isbn
9781781257883
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
  • 3305212
  • (OCoLC)987461036
  • (OCoLC)ocn987461036
  • 3167543
  • 3305212
Label
The Durrells of Corfu, Michael Haag
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2017 by Profile Books"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
India -- England -- The crisis -- Corfu -- The strawberry-pink villa -- The daffodil-yellow villa -- The white house at Kalami -- The snow-white villa -- The war and the scattering -- Epilogue: Family, friends and animals
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xii, 211 pages
Isbn
9781781257883
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
  • 3305212
  • (OCoLC)987461036
  • (OCoLC)ocn987461036
  • 3167543
  • 3305212

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