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Spirit of Place

(2012)
A non fiction book by

 
The definitive collection of travel writings by one of the twentieth century's best-loved journeyers

From the moment of his birth, Lawrence Durrell was far from home. A British child in India, he was sent to England to receive an education, and by his early twenties had already tired of his native land. With family in tow, he departed for Greece, and spent the rest of his life wandering the world. He traveled not to sightsee but to live, and made homes in Egypt, France, Yugoslavia, and Argentina. Each time he landed, he rooted himself deep into the native soil, taking in not just the sights and sounds of his new land, but the essential character of the country.

In these letters and essays, Durrell exhibits the power of poetic observation that made his travel writing so extraordinary to post - World War II readers. In these pages he reminds us not just of each country's hidden charms, but of the unique characteristics that persist through the generations.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 1969 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Spirit of Place: Letters and Essays on Travel
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 0-571-08994-1 / 978-0-571-08994-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Paperback Editions

January 2011 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Spirit of Place: Letters and Essays on Travel
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 1-60419-035-3 / 978-1-60419-035-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Axios Press
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March 1997 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Spirit of Place
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 1-56924-722-6 / 978-1-56924-722-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Da Capo Press
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May 1988 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Spirit of Place: Mediterranean Writings edited by A.G.Thomas: Letters and Essays on Travel
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 0-571-09652-2 / 978-0-571-09652-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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January 1969 : USA Paperback
Title: Spirit of Place: Letters and Essays on Travel
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 0-918172-17-9 / 978-0-918172-17-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Leete's Island Books
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Kindle Editions

June 2012 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Spirit of Place: Letters and Essays on Travel
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
Publisher: Open Road Media
Availability: Amazon   


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