He is not of course the first visitor to be electrified by Greek light, to be intoxicated
by the white dancing candescence of the sun on a sea with blue sky pouring into it.
- Lawrence Durrell, The Greek Islands (1978)
It’s one of my favourite quotes. I’ve been to the Greek Islands a few times and read many books in my philhellenic research.
This week the first episode of The Durrell’s premieres on Australian TV. The series follows younger brother Gerald Durrell’s account of his time growing up on the island of Corfu, as outlined in the tele-movie My Family & Other Animals.