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Durrell died in 1990 at his home in Sommières.

This photograph of Lawrence Durrell aboard his boat, the
Van Norden,
is taken from a negative discovered among his papers. The vessel is named after a character in Henry Miller's
Tropic of Cancer.
(Photograph held in the British Library's modern manuscripts collection.)

One of Nancy Durrell's photographs from the 1930s. Pictured here is the
which they used to travel around the waters of Corfu. (Photo courtesy of Joanna Hodgkin, property of the Gerald Durrell Estate.)

This photograph of Nancy and Lawrence Durrell was likely taken in Delphi, Greece, in late 1939. (Photo courtesy of Joanna Hodgkin and the Gerald Durrell Estate.)

A 1942 photograph of Lawrence Durrell with his wife, Nancy, and their daughter, Penelope, taken in Cairo. (Photo courtesy of Joanna Hodgkin.)

This manuscript notebook contains one of two drafts of
acquired by the British Library as part of Lawrence Durrell's large archive in 1995. (Notebook held in the British Library's modern manuscripts collection.)

A page from Durrell's notebooks, or, as he called them, the “quarry.” This page introduced his notes on the “colour and narrative” of scenes in
(Photo courtesy of the Lawrence Durrell Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.)

“As well as serving delicious food in an idyllic setting, the Taverna Nikolas at Agni has strong links with the Durrell story in Corfu,” says Joanna Hodgkin of this 2012 photo. Durrell lived in the neighboring town of Kalami, where his famous White House sits right above the shoreline. (Photo courtesy of Joanna Hodgkin.)

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