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Bitter Lemons

£8.99

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From the blurb;

"Bitter Lemons is more than a travel book - and more the third part of a trilogy that began with Prospero`s Cell and continued with Reflections on a Marine Venus. It has the pace and tension of a novel plus the Durrell "virtu" which his readers will look for.

Knowing Greek, knowing the life of the Mediterranean islander, Mr. Durrell went to Cyprus with the intention of resuming there this carefree existence and writing some more books. He melted happily into the village life, bought himself an old Turkish house near the Medieval abbey of Bellapaix, wrote in the small hours, and, when necessity arose, cheerfully taught English in the local Gymnasium.

Then he found himself in the middle of a revolutionary situation and spent the next two years as a Senior Government Official. As a result of this, Bitter Lemons, is not only a tender and understanding painting of the sun-warmed island and its lovable inhabitants, but a moving and well-informed appreciation of a situation the drama and depth of which have only recently achieved world recognised.

Those who have revelled in his other books will recognize with pleasure the poetry and sensitivity they have grown to expect - and many people who haven`t but who care about Cyprus and its fate will still be profoundly interested in this scrupulously fair analysis by someone who has shared equally the life of the village tavern and that of the administrators."

Excellent pages with some edge-wear. It includes a dust-jacket in fair condition. It is a former library book as it as a sticker on the front flyleaf. It was published in 1957.

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Author(s):
Lawrence Durrell
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
255
Publisher:
Faber and Faber Limited

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From the blurb;

"Bitter Lemons is more than a travel book - and more the third part of a trilogy that began with Prospero`s Cell and continued with Reflections on a Marine Venus. It has the pace and tension of a novel plus the Durrell "virtu" which his readers will look for.

Knowing Greek, knowing the life of the Mediterranean islander, Mr. Durrell went to Cyprus with the intention of resuming there this carefree existence and writing some more books. He melted happily into the village life, bought himself an old Turkish house near the Medieval abbey of Bellapaix, wrote in the small hours, and, when necessity arose, cheerfully taught English in the local Gymnasium.

Then he found himself in the middle of a revolutionary situation and spent the next two years as a Senior Government Official. As a result of this, Bitter Lemons, is not only a tender and understanding painting of the sun-warmed island and its lovable inhabitants, but a moving and well-informed appreciation of a situation the drama and depth of which have only recently achieved world recognised.

Those who have revelled in his other books will recognize with pleasure the poetry and sensitivity they have grown to expect - and many people who haven`t but who care about Cyprus and its fate will still be profoundly interested in this scrupulously fair analysis by someone who has shared equally the life of the village tavern and that of the administrators."

Excellent pages with some edge-wear. It includes a dust-jacket in fair condition. It is a former library book as it as a sticker on the front flyleaf. It was published in 1957.

Author(s):
Lawrence Durrell
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
255
Publisher:
Faber and Faber Limited

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