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Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Where in the Book World Would I Live?

 


Today's question from the Insecure Writer's Support Group is, "Where in the book world would I live?"


Well, that's a mighty fine question. I had to think long and hard about this. I'm going with Corfu, Greece, the setting for My Family and Other Animals by Gerard Durrell (written in 1956). The book is Durrell's memoir of his upbringing there. For those who don't know, Durrell was a British conservationist. He had lots of interesting experiences with the flora and fauna there. I don't think that I'd be particularly fond of the insects he came across, but it sure is pretty!  Here's a photo I found:


Where would you like to live?

23 comments:

  1. Durrell books are fabulous. I can imagine myself stepping into those warm waters and swimming for hours. Beautiful choice.

    Another congrats on your engagement. That is wonderful.

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  2. Beautiful place. And congrats on your engagement.

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  3. Ooh. That's gorgeous! I can see why you picked it.

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  4. Wow! It is lovely there in Corfu, Greece! Thank you so much for educating me about Durrell. I'll need to check out his book. Have a beautiful weekend!

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  5. That's gorgeous! And I second your thoughts on the bugs.

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    1. I lived in Florida for a while. The bugs there were ridiculous. I no like bugs! ;)

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  6. Funnily enough, I just started watching the TV version on Amazon Prime. I guess it was on Masterpiece on PBS before. I'm only about three episodes in, but I can see why you'd pick it. It looks like a beautiful place.

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    1. How interesting that the book was made into a TV version. I'll have to someday check that out.

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  7. Lovely, and something one can do (still) even in this here and now world :)
    Personally, I opt for Nova Scotia and being Anne Shirley's class mate.

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  8. beautiful location - greece is fantastic!
    and i went back through your recent posts - when did you get Klaus?? sweet puppy!
    great to see you back into writing and getting out there—glad i haven’t been the only one having a rough time of it. and you are encouraging me to venture back to presenting

    ps - had my son’s wedding in Charleston in May, so couldn’t go down to ATL this summer - will catch you next time i do! hope all is well!
    Tara Tyler Talks

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    1. My ex has Klaus. He got him January a year and a half ago. That dog has so much energy!

      Congratulations to your son!

      We definitely need to catch up when you're in town. (I'll probably be married again by then!)

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  9. I read this book when I was a kid, and I remember thinking I'd like to live there!

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  10. I would like to live at Terrasen

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    1. That's a place I don't know about.

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