This novel is a love story, investigating a woman’s love of Corfu and the Durrell family. If you have ever visited Corfu, you will understand the enchanting nature of the setting of this novel. If you have not visited Corfu, you can learn much of its beauty and appeal from this book. Equally, those who know the writing of the Durrells will find echoes of characters and places in this text and those who do not may well be encouraged to look at the work of a fascinating family.
Yes, it is a love story: past loves, disappointed love, family love, friendship, the guilt of neglecting love or friendship, burgeoning romance and even inability to love anyone except yourself, are all found in these pages.
It is evocative writing, pulling you into places and offering interesting back stories to a wide range of characters. There is much to enjoy here.