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Durrell, Lawrence

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  • Durrell, Lawrence
  • Autograph manuscript notebook and scrapbook entitled "Diary and Rough Notes 1955"
  • ink on paper
with an introductory note recording that he "commences this .... in August 1955 after one year in the service of the Cyprus government during which he has had many experiences of different kinds the meaning of which has been lost owing to lack of time in which to record them for future use. Hence this attempt to record the everyday events of my life as from August 8th", including manuscript notes, quotations from Cavafy, family photographs including of his daughters Penelope and Sappho, his brother Gerald and wife Jacquie, and his friend Patrick Leigh Fermor, printed ephemera relating to Cyprus (including EOKA propaganda), envelopes, stamps, cuttings, and related material, c.55 pages, plus blanks, 8vo, 1955, bound in cloth covers of a copy of Pound's Cantos 

[with:] Magazine Littéraire, six issues, 1990s


Lawrence Durrell (bookplate)

Catalogue Note

Durrell lived in Cyprus for four years in the 1950s, writing of his experiences in Bitter Lemons of Cyprus. He also wrote Justine during this period.