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The Durrells: what happened to the real-life Durrell children? 

We are loving the repeat episodes The Durrells on ITV. The drama, which is even...
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Developers v Durrell: the battle over Corfu's 'jewel of nature'

Super-rich join naturalists in fight to halt building of luxury resort on biodiverse headlandUsually, at this time of year, Corfu would have submitted to the soporific rhythms of the relentless summer heat. Instead, anger is in the air and battle lines have been drawn, none more so than in the minds of those determined to protect the island’s last piece of virgin territory – a place of unique biodiversity – from being developed into an “ultra luxury” resort.The stakes couldn’t be higher. On the ...
Tags: Europe, Greece, Environment, World news, Wildlife, Conservation, Biodiversity, Environmental Activism, Corfu, Greece Holidays, Gerald, Corfu holidays, Durrell, Lee Durrell

New Leaf Vote for April 2020 • Tales of Tails, Birds or Beasts

It's time to select the book we'll read and discuss in March 2020. We love new participants. We're happy for you to vote, but in the interest of a vibrant conversation, we'd like to request that you please not vote unless you plan to join the discussion whatever the selection. :) So if you haven't posted in a book club thread yet, do please say a quick hello here or in the Welcome thread. This is a poll. Vote for as many books as you'd like. Questions? FAQs |
Tags: Books, New York, London, Indonesia, Germany, Nazis, Africa, Time, Earth, Bbc, Vienna, United States, Alaska, Paraguay, Book Clubs, Victoria

Random Excellence: Giants?

Might call this "random interest" rather than excellence, but it's curious. You might want to look at the picture carefully before reading on. We were talking about the novel Giants in the Earth the other day, and I ran across the old snapshot above on a site called Ipernity. The original poster, Alan Mays, was given it as a Christmas present. A few different elements conspire to create a visual illusion. The small size of the tractor and the boy driving it, the looming hill in the background, ...
Tags: Books, Photography, Earth, Giants, Leonard Cohen, Michael Johnston, Wayne, Cohen, Michael C Johnston, Solomon, KJV, Efren Reyes, Random Excellence, Lawrence Durrell, Durrell, Alan Mays

AudioFile Magazine's Best 2019 Audiobooks in Memoir

As you know, I'm a huge audiobook fan and have been since the last century (doesn't that make me sound old?). You probably also know that I freelance for AudioFile magazine, writing reviews and blog posts. Thus I'm doubly thrilled to have the chance to feature one of the categories in AudioFile's best audiobooks of 2019. I was tapped to highlight the Best 2019 Audiobooks in Memoir. The magazine's editors picked the following audiobooks because of the strength of the voices of the author...
Tags: Audiobooks, Books, Texas, Washington Post, Bill Gates, Nashville, Christian, Madagascar, Melinda Gates, Black, Rory Feek, Gerald Durrell, Vicki, Locke, Travis, Degas

Stacked-Up Book Thoughts: A Quiet Reading Week

I know this is a book blog, but the best parts of last week had nothing to do with reading, even though they have a link to books. The first is bittersweet: I'm so happy that The Durrells in Corfu and Poldark have returned to PBS, but I'm sad because this is the last season for both. I love these series, each based on a book. If you're a Durrell fan, here are two resources you might be interested in. The first is a with the series screenwriter, Simon Nye, and the second is a one-hour docum...
Tags: Books, Minneapolis, Indiana, Dorothy, Poldark, Corfu, Charlotte, Ruth, Don, Emily, Wilbur, Becca, Summit Avenue, Susie, Beth F, Deb Nance

From EM Forster to Mamma Mia! Why we can't resist the Mediterranean

Sunshine, sensuality, and a dash of danger... the Mediterranean has fascinated writers and artists for hundreds of years. But why are the Brits so obsessed?Some readers may be lucky enough this holiday season to experience one day, or just a moment, however fleeting, of balmy fulfilment, when everything is perfect. When you just want to freeze everything, capture the sense of satiated pleasure and take it home with you.The Anglo-American artist John Singer Sargent had one such day when he was pa...
Tags: Travel, Art, Europe, Books, Film, Fiction, Painting, Society, Rome, Culture, Architecture, Mediterranean, Corfu, Lord Byron, John Keats, Forster

Steal This Look: An Economical Kitchen in an English Beach House, Ikea Hack Included

The humble, handmade holiday house of designers Maria Mihotich and Durrell Bishop sits on the Thames Estuary in Kent, England. The camp-style kitchen is made with Ikea cabinets hacked with plywood fronts, stainless steel counters, and DIY-style upper shelves. Here we dissect our favorite elements. Above: Across from the compact kitchen is a biergarten table and Ikea stools for extra seating. Photograph by Marcia Mihotich from Two London Creatives Shore Up a Tiny Beach House, Ikea Hack Kitchen...
Tags: Amazon, Hong Kong, Books, UK, London, Diy, Uncategorized, US, Eu, Ikea, Rochester, Maria, Anthropologie, Falcon, Kitchens, Plywood

Q&A With Florida’s Rising Underground Hip Hop Artist Jules

Hey Jules , we would like to thank you for dropping such a classic Hip Hop album! Boom, on of our main contributors wrote an awesome review on it! Please tell us what exact area code you represent? How long have you been making music? And how did you get your MC name? I’ve been making music for about 16 years off and on. I started back when I was 13. So its been a long time coming. I actually got my name from a friend of mine that I use to rap with. I remember some of my friends who rap were ha...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, New York, Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Jazz, Jay, Tampa, Kanye, Orlando, Jules, Frank Ocean, OutKast, Nina, Q&A Interviews, Lakeland FL

Michael Haag’s The Durrells of Corfu

This is an exhaustively researched biography of the Durrell family (Gerry, Larry, Margot, Leslie and Mother, for those who know them from Gerald Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals). It’s … Continue reading →
Tags: Books, Politics, Greece, Uncategorized, Corfu, Gerald Durrell, Non-fiction: biography, Non-fiction: literature, Entries by Kate, Island Life, Non-fiction: travel, Durrell, Non-fiction - cultural history, Michael Haag, Durrells, Gerry Larry Margot Leslie

21 Days in Newfoundland Day 12 Twillingate Durrell French Beach to Spiller's Cove Trail Lower Little Harbour Trail Rock Arch and Jones Cove

While in Twillingate I visited nearby Durrell with some fishing shanties beaches and rock formations. Today was also the day I hiked the seven km French BeachSpiller's Cove Trail a moderatedifficult rating. A lovely trail coastal in nature with views
Tags: Travel, Newfoundland, Spiller, Durrell, Cove Trail Lower Little Harbour Trail Rock Arch, Jones Cove

Two London Creatives Shore Up a Tiny Beach House, Ikea Hack Kitchen Included

To be filed under: The Ultimate in Simple Summer Living. Marcia Mihotich and Durrell Bishop’s tiny beach shack stands right in the sand at the mouth of the River Thames in Kent, England, and like its neighbors is little more than a wooden tent. The pleasing simplicity continues inside. The couple happen to be two of London’s most interesting creatives—Marcia is a graphic designer and illustrator (her credits include print matter for The School of Life and Studio Mama, whose own shack is just two...
Tags: Hong Kong, Books, UK, London, Uncategorized, United Kingdom, Ikea, Rochester, Martin Parr, River Thames, Plywood, Modern House, Thames Estuary, Rachel, Hal, Kent England

Bargain Book – The Corfu Trilogy

The Corfu Trilogy: My Family and Other Animals; Birds, Beasts and Relatives; and The Garden of the Gods ($3.99 Kindle), by Gerald Durrell [Open Road]; this would be a good price for any one of the three included titles and in Canada the “sale” price of CDN$12.99, which I thought was a pretty good deal until this massive price drop for those of us in the US. Book Description The complete trilogy that inspired Masterpiece production The Durrells in Corfu in one volume. The tales of a naturalist a...
Tags: Travel, Books, England, Featured, US, Canada, Kindle Books, Pbs, Corfu, Nature & Outdoors, Kobo, Gerald Durrell, Margo, Louisa, NonFiction, Bargain Books

Naked On The Loveliest Beach In The World

Steep, narrow and lacking guardrails, the crumbling cement road to Myrtiotissa Beach, Greece, appears to be headed over a cliff, and my husband, two young daughters and I along with it. Leaving the car parked slantwise along the shoulder, we continue on foot, the trill of cicadas rising and falling in the dusty summer heat. Around the bend in a hairpin turn, our destination bursts into view and we stop to take pictures. A secluded crescent of golden sand, the beach nestles beneath the limestone...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Greece, Time, World, Destinations, Corfu, Europe Travel, All Feature Articles, Beach Travel, Prospero, Calabria, Inger, Ionian Sea, Inger Hultgren Meyer, Lawrence Durrell

Daily Deals 02/15/17

US Daily Deals Today on Amazon’s Gold Box, get up to 40% Off on select PC Networking, Storage and Drives accessories, 64% Off on P90X2 by Beachbody and 52% Off on an EPIKGO SPORT Hoverboard – 8.5” Racing Wheels with a UL certified battery, “off-road” tires and headlights! The Audible Audiobook of the Day is The Hike ($12.99 Kindle, $2.95 Audible) by Drew Magary, narrated by Christopher Lane. With hikers in the family, I’m not sure I want to listen to this one; it’s bad enough, worrying if they ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Audiobooks, Books, England, Romance, Cowboys, Fantasy, US, Kindle Books, Pbs, Time Travel, Einstein, Daily Deals, Corfu, Historical Fiction

Daily Deals 01/21/17

US Daily Deals Today on Amazon’s Gold Box, get 28% Off on Bushnell Michael Waddell Bone Collector Edition 4x 21mm Laser Rangefinders. In the Books Lightning Deals is a good buy on Smashed, Mashed, Boiled, and Baked–and Fried, Too!: A Celebration of Potatoes in 75 Irresistible Recipes by Raghavan Iyer. The Audible Audiobook of the Day is The Crime Writer ($1.99 Kindle, $3.95 Audible) by Gregg Hurwitz, narrated by Scott Brick. The Nook Audiobook of the Day is Etched in Sand: A True Story of Five...
Tags: Amazon, Audiobooks, Books, Science Fiction, England, Romance, US, Chicago, Kindle Books, Pbs, Anna, Native American, Jack, Alex, Long Island, Daily Deals

If you haven’t read My Family and Other Animals, do so – preferably with a child

It’s great that ITV is showing The Durrells so a new generation can meet this family of talented oddballs but read the book before you watch itGrowing up in America, my only association with the Durrell family involved Lawrence and a beautiful set of The Alexandria Quartet on my parents’ bookshelves. In the 1960s, when my family moved in moderately intellectual Boston circles, I spent a bookish childhood nosing into novels I couldn’t possibly understand.I picked up Justine when I was 12, about t...
Tags: Books, Television, Boston, America, Culture, Television & radio, Children and teenagers, Cairo, Lawrence, Justine, Lawrence Durrell, Durrell, Anouk Aimée Dirk Bogarde

Open Road Publishing – EBook Discount Announcements

EBook deals from Open Road, April 1 – April 7, 2016 Friday, April 1 Saints and Madmen: How Science Got Religion by Russell Shorto – $1.99 An engrossing look at the ever-changing border between psychiatric disorders and religious revelation. Amazon: Barnes & Noble: iTunes: Dead Calm by Charles Williams – $1.99 On the open wat...
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