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I love the use of language
on 24 May 2012
I have read this book several times - just to get into a different world, of not so long ago. Worth reading alongside his brother's book "My family and other animals" - the same characters appear in both. A master of description both of people and landscape and what lies beneath and links them. There is a slightly melancholy feel to it all, as if Durrell is looking back to a better time before Hitler intervened in the affairs of the island and cut short his stay there.