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Books set in Corfu but not the Durrells!

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ChessieFL Sat 14-Oct-17 19:45:44

We've just planned a holiday to Corfu so would like to read some books set there before we go. Happy with fiction and non-fiction and can be set there fully or partly.

I've read all the Gerald Durrell books set there and am aware of the Lawrence Durrell ones, so am after some alternative suggestions.


Fecks Sun 15-Oct-17 15:04:03

Can't think of a Corfu one but close are The Magus by John Fowles set on a Greek Island and Captain Correlli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières set on the next island, Cephalonia.

SchadenfreudePersonified Sun 15-Oct-17 15:08:55

The Magus is pretty upsetting, though - depends what sort of book you want to read.

Triplesalchow Sun 15-Oct-17 16:06:17

Not Corfu but Crete is the setting for Victoria Hislop's The Island which is a good holiday read.

SchadenfreudePersonified Sun 15-Oct-17 17:42:56

I'd forgotten that Triple - just read it recently, too. It is an enjoyable book.

LoniceraJaponica Sun 15-Oct-17 17:46:32

I really enjoyed The Island. It's a good holiday read.

ChessieFL Sun 15-Oct-17 18:04:05

Thanks all, I'll have a look at those.

Hopefully someone will be along with some Corfu books, I'm sure there must be some...

Petalflowers Sun 15-Oct-17 18:09:30

My first thought was The Island by Victoria (?) Hyslop. It’s a good read.

tripfiction Sun 15-Oct-17 21:08:17

@chessieFl - Yes, there are books (apart from the Durrells) set in Corfu and this is our collated list. Within Corfu we have broken it down by Corfu generic, Agios Spyridon, Kavos and Moraitika

Happy reading or Καλή ανάγνωση!

ChessieFL Mon 16-Oct-17 19:43:50

That's fantastic, thanks tripfiction!!

Avebury Mon 30-Oct-17 23:14:47

Haven’t read them but I think an author called Mandy Baggot sets books in Corfu

ChessieFL Tue 31-Oct-17 09:59:23

Thanks Avebury, I’ll look her up

Cedar03 Tue 31-Oct-17 16:09:04

This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart is set in Corfu of the 1950s.

ChessieFL Tue 31-Oct-17 17:48:57

Thanks Cedar

Gunpowder Mon 06-Nov-17 22:02:46

YY I was going to suggest This Rough Magic too. It’s a good read.

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