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  • Location: Corfu, Kalami

The Durrells of Corfu

The Durrells of Corfu

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1930s onwards: The truth behind the Durrells of Corfu

  • ISBN: 978-1781257883
  • Genre: Biography/memoirs

What you need to know before your trail

The Durrell family are immortalised in Gerald Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals and its ITV 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?

Michael Haag, with his first hand knowledge of the family, is the ideal narrator.

Travel Guide


The Durrells of Corfu  actually started off with their upbringing in India and the crisis that brought them to England and then Greece.

Once on Corfu   they met a wild and interesting cast of characters- Theodore the biologist, the taxi driver Spiro Halikiopoulos and the prisoner Kosti – as well as the visit of American writer Henry Miller.

The Durrells of Corfu – there are many places to experience the family’s adventures on the island. And the fun is in finding even more from the television adaptation!

Booktrail Boarding Pass:  The Durrells of Corfu

Destination:  Corfu, Kalami  Author/Guide: Michael Haag  Departure Time: 1930s onwards

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