The position of the acropolis is admirably chosen, standing as
it does above the road at the very point where it turns inland from the sea.
Priest and soldier alike would be satisfied by it. From the summit the eye can
travel along the kindlier green of a coast tricked out in vineyards and fading
away towards the Cape of Cats and Curium.
ITV has begun promoting Season 3 of The Durrells. The
broadcast date is not yet announced but on form its six episodes will start in
late April, early May 2018 in Britain and autumn 2018 in America.
Intriguingly the link says ‘The Durrells
writer Simon Nye has promised “some exotic new animals” in the upcoming third
season, which will be set in 1937’. But
the Durrell family continued to live in Corfu throughout 1938 and well into
1939, so does this mean we can expect a fourth series and maybe even a fifth?
The film Mary Magdalene will be released in March this year, the advance poster announcing that 'Her story will be told'. It is one of the great stories and I will be interested to see how it is told in the film.
Meanwhile I have told her story in my book The Quest for Mary Magdalene.
Whatever Happened to Margo?, Margo Durrell's account of her life in Bournemouth after Corfu, will be published by Penguin on 26 April 2018. Penguin blurb:
In 1947, returning to the UK with two young children to support, Margaret Durrell starts a boarding house in Bournemouth. But any hopes of respectability are dashed as the tenants reveal themselves to be a host of eccentrics: from a painter of nudes to a pair of glamorous young nurses whose late-night shifts combined with an ever-revolving roster of gentleman callers leading to a neighbourhood rumour that Margo is running a brothel. Margo's own two sons, Gerry and Nicholas, prove to be every bit as mischievous as their famous Uncle Gerald - and he himself returns periodically with weird and wonderful animals, from marmosets to monkeys, that are quite unsuitable for life in a Bournemouth garden.
I am a writer, historian and biographer who lives in London, England. My books are published by Yale University Press, Profile Books, Harper Collins, The American University in Cairo Press, and others. Also see my website.