By Lawrence Durrell
On a Mediterranean island divided, a guy unearths peace in a time of perilous unrest during this beautiful memoir
In 1953, because the British Empire relaxes its grip upon the realm, the island of Cyprus greenbacks for independence. a few cry for union with Athens, others for an association that may cut up the island down the center, giving part to the Greeks and the remainder to the Turks. for hundreds of years, the conflict for the Mediterranean has been fought in this tiny spit of land, and now Cyprus threatens to tear itself in half.
Into this escalating clash steps Lawrence Durrell—poet, novelist, and a former British executive legitimate. After years serving the Crown within the Balkans, he yearns for a go back to the island way of life of his early life. With humor, grace, and satisfactory Greek, Durrell buys a home, secures a role, and settles in for quiet dwelling, chuffed to place up his ft until eventually the natives start to reflect on wringing his neck. greater than a go back and forth memoir, this can be a chic photograph of island existence in a altering world.
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