THE GREEK ISLANDS
White-washed houses drenched in pink bougainvillea; dazzling seascapes and rugged coastlines; colourful harbours in quaint fishing villages; shady olive and cypress groves; terraces bathed in the Aegean sun… The Greek islands conjure up a treasure-chest of images – but nobody brings them to life as vividly as the legendary travel writer Lawrence Durrell. It was during his youth in Corfu – which his brother Gerald fictionalised in My Family and Other Animals, later filmed as The Durrells In Corfu – that his love affair with the Mediterranean began. Now, in this glorious tour of the Greek islands, he weaves evocative descriptions of these idyllic landscapes with insights into their ancient history, and shares luminous personal memories of his time in the local communities. No traveller to Greece or admirer of Durrell's magic should miss it.