The Durrells of Corfu (Paperback)Michael Haag (author)
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Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 221 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm
Family stories are worth telling, and this one is fascinatingly put together by Michael Haag. For few families present such an entertaining patchwork tale as the Durrells. * Daily Mail *
A lively and appreciative study. * Times *
Given their talent for mythmaking, The Durrells of Corfu is probably as fine an introduction to the real lives of this remarkable family as could be written. * Sydney Morning Herald *
Haag vividly evokes the time and the place with sumptuous descriptions ... [he] has written a love letter to an extraordinary family. As families and other animals go, the Durrells are a breed of their own. * Daily Express *
Haag adds sadness and depth to a story that is superficially golden and charming, and which never stops being so. There is so much lustre here that nothing can tarnish it; the complications and grievances only make you admire the Durrells more. What a family, and what lives well lived. * Sunday Times *
These pages conjure the restorative, redemptive atmosphere of sunlight on stone. * Observer *
Praise for The Quest for Mary Magdalene: [A] well-researched and page-turning history ... a narrative as clue-rich as a thriller. * Sunday Times *
Praise for The Tragedy of the Templars: 'Haag is a romantic pluralist, with an instinctive taste for the esoteric, the independent and the defeated; and a corresponding distrust of victors and orthodoxies. * TLS *
Praise for The Templars: History and Myth: 'Here at long last is a history of the Knights Templar - and their secrets - that you can believe in. * Scotsman *
Given that talent for mythmaking, The Durrells of Corfu is probably as fine an introduction to the real lives of this remarkable family as could be written. * Sydney Morning Herald *
An absolutely riveting read. * The Mail on Sunday *
A brief but rip-roaring biography of the multi-talented Durrell family. -- Marcus Berkman * Daily Mail *
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