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Explorations Read-Aloud: “Bitter Lemons of Cyprus” by Lawrence Durrell

Friday, June 9, 2023 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm

Every Friday, at 11:00 am, on the library’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page, the library will stream a brand new recording of local thespian, Joseph Coté reading aloud selections from a wide variety of fascinating and entertaining books of fiction and non-fiction.

For June 9, Coté will read aloud from Lawrence Durrell’s book Bitter Lemons of Cyprus.

Summary: Cyprus 1953.

As the island fights for independence from British colonial rule, ancient conflicts between Turkish and Greek Cypriots trouble the glittering Mediterranean waters. Into the brewing storm comes ex-pat writer Lawrence Durrell, yearning for the idyllic island lifestyle of his youth in Corfu. 

With his poet’s eye for beauty and humour – and passable Greek – Durrell settles into a dilapidated villa and brilliantly captures the moods and atmospheres of island life in a changing world. Whether collecting folklore or wild flowers, describing the brewing revolution or eccentric local characters, this is more than just a classic travel memoir – it is an unforgettably intimate portrait of a community lost forever.

Click the links to find the library’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page.

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Contact Joseph at friday-explorations@usa.net

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