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Bitter Lemons of Cyprus

(1957)
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On a Mediterranean island divided, a man finds peace in a time of perilous unrest in this stunning memoir

In 1953, as the British Empire relaxes its grip upon the world, the island of Cyprus bucks for independence. Some cry for union with Athens, others for an arrangement that would split the island down the middle, giving half to the Greeks and the rest to the Turks. For centuries, the battle for the Mediterranean has been fought on this tiny spit of land, and now Cyprus threatens to rip itself in half.

Into this escalating conflict steps Lawrence Durrell - poet, novelist, and a former British government official. After years serving the Crown in the Balkans, he yearns for a return to the island lifestyle of his youth. With humor, grace, and passable Greek, Durrell buys a house, secures a job, and settles in for quiet living, happy to put up his feet until the natives begin to consider wringing his neck. More than a travel memoir, this is an elegant picture of island life in a changing world.

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Hardback Editions

December 1991 : USA Hardback

Title: Bitter Lemons
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 0-8488-0480-5 / 978-0-8488-0480-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amereon Ltd
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August 1986 : UK Hardback
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Title: Bitter Lemons (ISIS Large Print)
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 1-85089-117-6 / 978-1-85089-117-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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January 1973 : UK Hardback
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Title: Bitter Lemons-Oe
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 0-571-06096-X / 978-0-571-06096-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Paperback Editions

January 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bitter Lemons
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 1-60419-004-3 / 978-1-60419-004-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Axios Press
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July 2000 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Bitter Lemons of Cyprus
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 0-571-20155-5 / 978-0-571-20155-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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April 1996 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bitter Lemons
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 1-56924-839-7 / 978-1-56924-839-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Da Capo Press
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December 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bitter Lemons
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 0-14-015318-7 / 978-0-14-015318-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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October 1959 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bitter Lemons
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 0-525-47044-1 / 978-0-525-47044-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Plume
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October 1959 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bitter Lemons
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 0-525-48236-9 / 978-0-525-48236-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Plume
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December 1951 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bitter Lemons-Oe
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 0-571-06186-9 / 978-0-571-06186-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Audio Editions

December 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Bitter Lemons of Cyprus (A CSA Word Recording)
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 1-934997-50-1 / 978-1-934997-50-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: CSA Word
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May 2007 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Bitter Lemons of Cyprus
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
Publisher: CSA Word
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May 2006 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Bitter Lemons Of Cyprus (CSA Word Recording)
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 1-904605-64-8 / 978-1-904605-64-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate CSA Audio
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September 1994 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Bitter Lemons of Cyprus (CSA Travelling Companion)
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 1-873859-42-2 / 978-1-873859-42-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: CSA WORD
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Kindle Editions

June 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Bitter Lemons of Cyprus: Life on a Mediterranean Island
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
Publisher: Open Road Media
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December 2011 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bitter Lemons of Cyprus
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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