Bitter Lemons of Cyprus

Version: Unabridged
Author: Lawrence Durrell
Narrator: Andrew Sachs
Genres: Biography & Memoir, Travel, Europe
Publisher: CSA Word
Published In: May 2006
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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"Bitter Lemons of Cyprus" "is not a political book but simply a somewhat impressionistic study of the moods and atmospheres of Cyprus during the troubled years 1953-56." So wrote Lawrence Durrell in the preface to this longtime bestseller. Durrell brilliantly captures the romance, beauty, excitement, and sadness of the island, as well as the lives of the people of Bellapaix. Writing with great affection and lyrical style, Durrell charts the relationships of the inhabitants and the gradual uprising of the Greek Cypriots, who wanted union with Greece. Andrew Sachs inhabits the voices of both Turkish and Greek Cypriots with authenticity and compassion.

Author Details

Author Details

Durrell, Lawrence

Durrell was one of the great novelists of the twentieth century. Born in India, he lived in and celebrated the Mediterranean world as a novelist, essayist, and travel writer.