Monthly Archives: January 2012

Wombat

How quickly the answer arrives. The photograph of Nancy, LD and the dancers was posted on the Durrell 2012 site by Veronica’s daughter in law in Australia, who is now in touch. Sometimes this book feels like a wonderful way … Continue reading

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Nightwaves

Last night Nightwaves did a piece on Lawrence Durrell introduced by Matthew Sweet. The other person talking was Joanna Kavenna, a Faber novelist herself and a great fan of his novels. As I was keen to point people towards his … Continue reading

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Another unexpected spin-off from the book: my son who is reading it now texted to say that learning about Nancy’s childhood had made his own remembered traumas seem less dire – the humiliation of doors falling off the car on … Continue reading

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Nexus

One of the many pleasures of this book are the unexpected links around the world. I’ve been contacted by Karl Orend of the Henry Miller journal, Nexus, asking me to send an extract from the book to his journal, which … Continue reading

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Times extract

Double page extracts from the book in today’s Times’ Review, with the picture of Nancy with the Durrell family at the centre. Of course, one hopes that will encourage people to race out and order shedloads of the book in … Continue reading

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