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“The Durrells In Corfu” Season 2 Is Now On PBS — And Episode 1 Was Compelling.

by Anura Guruge


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We enjoyed Season 1, though I was disappointed that it was NOT a straight adaptation of “My Family and Other Animals” — a book I read, in Ceylon, when I was about 12 and just loved. I went onto read many of Gerald’s books and become a great fan of his, though I really should (as part of my bucket list read at least one of Larry’s ).

It was cute, funny, appealing, culturally elucidating — and sumptuously filmed and produced.

Watched Season 2 Episode 1. It was good. Kept you fully engaged throughout and had lots of humor.

If you missed it, I think you can catch that episode online or on YouTube.


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The PBS Masterpiece “My Mother And Other Strangers” A “Home Fires” Look-Alike BUT Not As Good.

by Anura Guruge



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Click here for the PBS Webpage for this show.



I recorded it on Sunday for two reasons: the Gerald Durrell inspired title tickled me and it look like an extension of ‘Home Fires‘ — that we have come to adore.

Yes, it is another life in Britain during WW II movie — with a lot of yanks about — albeit, this time set in Northern Ireland rather than in England

Though there are times that you think you are yet again watching ‘Home Fires’ it is nowhere near as compelling and intense. But, Teischan likes it and that is good. I am happy. IF you like British period pieces from that era you should at least watch one episode and see what you think.


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British CLASSIC “My Family And Other Animals” By Gerald Durrell Starting On PBS This Sunday, October 16, 2016.

by Anura Guruge


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WOW. WOW. WOW!

Rejoice!


One of my favorite books ever, and I plan to steal a part of the title (as is VALID per copyright law) for one of my next books.

I was made to read this book, as part of my elocution(/English) classes, in Ceylon in the 1960s. I think I was about 12. I can still quote sentences from it! It made quite the impression and impact. I may have read it more than once. I still have a copy — though not the original I had in Ceylon.

I know the kids will LOVE it. So will YOU. This will put Corfu on the map.

Gerald Durrell is a tremendous writer and QUITE the MAN. One of my heroes. His brother is also a famous writer.

Do yourself a HUGE favor and DVR this.

You will THANK ME. 


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