The Durrells of Corfu
The Durrell family are immortalised in Gerald Durrell's My Family and Other Animals and its TV adaptation, The Durrells. 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and Michael Haag, with his first hand knowledge of the family, is the ideal narrator, drawing on diaries, letters and unpublished autobiographical fragments. The Durrells of Corfu 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 world 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. The book is illustrated with family photos from the Gerald Durrell Archive, many of them reproduced here for the first time.
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The Complete Book of Baby Names: The Most Names…
The #1 Baby Names Book! Every year, hundreds of thousands of expectant parents turn to The Complete Book of Baby Names as their essential guide to choosing the best name for their child. Helpful and full of creative inspiration, this #1 bestseller gives you all the best ways to find your favorites and decide on the perfect fit. With a wide-range of popular lists, name meanings, spellings, and inclusive options, this is the go-to reference for new moms and dads.Browse through the do's and don'ts of baby naming like:How to pair the perfect sibling namesThe rules of middle names (and when to break them)Great gender neutral names to add to your listThe attributes of the perfect name for you!Along with more than 600 fun lists to help you choose, including:Heroes and Heroines from American literatureSports legends and political figuresEccentric names, nicknames, and overachieversUnique, under-the-radar names that hit the right notes
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