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Bitter Lemons of Cyprus | [Lawrence Durrell]

Bitter Lemons of Cyprus

Lawrence Durrell's evocative memoir of living in Cyprus, just before the Greek/Turkish partition. This is a touching and atmospheric account of a place, now changed, where the two races lived side by side.
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Publisher's Summary

Lawrence Durrell's evocative memoir of living in Cyprus, just before the Greek/Turkish partition. This is a touching and atmospheric account of a place, now changed, where the two races lived side by side.

© and (P)1994 CSA Telltapes Ltd.

What the Critics Say

"Excellent Reader Andrew Sachs provides an assured account...The hostpitality of the local people, the quirky pace of life, and the beauty of the setting all come vividly to life." (The Scotsman)

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    Peggyo Ann Arbor, MI, United States 05-28-13
    Peggyo Ann Arbor, MI, United States 05-28-13 Member Since 2011
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes, it covered a part of history I knew little about.


    What other book might you compare Bitter Lemons of Cyprus to and why?

    This book is not quite like a Year in Provence.


    What about Andrew Sachs’s performance did you like?

    Good reading voice


    Do you think Bitter Lemons of Cyprus needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    All the interesting bits of information which would have made this listening more enjoyable was left out in this abridged edition. At least I believe it was since it seemed to skim over the time spent in Cyprus until the tensions broke into fighting. Even then, it did not really go into what happened after the author left and for those of us who are uninformed, it felt like some kind of conclusion to the situation was needed as far as this story was concerned.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ervin United States 12-12-11
    Ervin United States 12-12-11
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    "very good, but does not fully cover the book"
    What did you love best about Bitter Lemons of Cyprus?

    besides the


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the story around (incl. the reconstruction of the house) the tree of idleness


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, but I have read the book earlier.


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