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              The Durrells of Corfu
               

              The Durrells of Corfu (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Haag, Michael; Read by English, Paul; Producer Johnson, Ben

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              Simon Nye's TV series, The Durrells, is based loosely on Gerald Durrell's Corfu Trilogy and in particular his much-loved bestseller, My Family and Other Animals. These books in turn are based somewhat loosely on actual events. The real-life Durrells went to Corfu at the urging of... Lawrence Durrell, who was already living on the island with his wife, Nancy Myers. Their intent was to keep the family together as his mother, Louisa, was drinking heavily and recovering from a breakdown; 'We can be proud of the way we brought her up', Larry said, only half-jokingly, of the family's subsequent Corfu sojourn. Michael Haag's book covers the background to the Durrell family's years in Corfu, including their time in India, where all the children were born, and where their father, a brilliant civil engineer, had died. It recalls the real-life characters the Durrells encountered on Corfu, notably the biologist and poet Theodore Stephanides, and the taxi driver, Spiros Halikiopoulos. And Haag tells the story of how the Durrells left Corfu, including Margo's return intent on joining the Greek resistance, and Leslie's romance in England with the family's Corfite maid and friend, Maria Kondos. Further chapters cover what happened to the family in later life; here, Lawrence and Gerald Durrell's biographies are well known, but little has previously been written of Margo, Leslie and Louisa. Haag has fascinating stories to tell of them all.
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              ISBN 9781489395351
              Published NZ 28 Jun 2017
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Alexandria: City of Memory
               

              Alexandria: City of Memory (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Haag, Michael

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              <![CDATA[A luminous portrait of the now-vanished cosmopolitan city and those who inhabited it during the first half of the 20th century This book is a literary, social, and political portrait of Alexandria at a high point of its history. Drawing on diaries, letters, and interview...s, Michael Haag recovers the lost life of the city, its cosmopolitan inhabitants, and its literary characters. Located on the coast of Africa yet rich in historical associations with Western civilization, Alexandria was home to an exotic variety of people whose cosmopolitan families had long been rooted in the commerce and the culture of the entire Mediterranean world. Alexandria famously excited the imaginations of writers, and Haag folds intimate accounts of E. M. Forster, Greek poet Constantine Cavafy, and Lawrence Durrell into the story of its inhabitants. He recounts the city's experience of the two world wars and explores the communities that gave Alexandria its unique flavor: the Greek, the Italian, and the Jewish. The book deftly harnesses the sexual and emotional charge of cosmopolitan life in this extraordinary city, and highlights the social and political changes over the decades that finally led to Nasser's Egypt.]]>
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              ISBN 9780300191127
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2004
              Publisher Yale University Press
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              The Tragedy of the Templars: The Rise and Fall of the Crusader States

              The Tragedy of the Templars: The Rise and Fall of the Crusader States (Paperback, Main)

              By Haag, Michael

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              A controversial and illuminating new study of the Templars and the Crusader States.

              ISBN 9781846684517
              Released NZ 23 Jul 2014
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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              Cairo Illustrated
               

              Cairo Illustrated (Hardback, New title)

              By Haag, Michael

              About Cairo and the political and cultural fulcrum of the Arab world, this book explores Cairo's past and present, from Saqqara to the Citadel of Saladin, from the ancient synagogue and churches of Cairo to the skyscrapers along the Nile. It is illustrated with color photographs ...and introduces the Islamic,Coptic and Egyptian Antiquities museums.
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              ISBN 9789774249358
              Released NZ 15 Jan 2006
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              Egypt: An AUC Press Guide

              Egypt: An AUC Press Guide (Paperback)

              By Haag, Michael

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              An insightful guide which provides information, historical detail and advice to visiting a country with 5,000 years of recorded history and one of the greatest tourist destinations in the world.

              ISBN 9789774163685
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2010
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              The Quest For Mary Magdalene: History & Legend

              The Quest For Mary Magdalene: History & Legend (Paperback, Main)

              By Haag, Michael

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              An illuminating and controversial exploration of Mary Magdalene, from the New Testament to The Da Vinci Code.

              ISBN 9781846684531
              Released NZ 26 Apr 2017
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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              Templars: History and Myth: From Solomon's Temple to the Freemasons

              Templars: History and Myth: From Solomon's Temple to the Freemasons (Paperback, Main)

              By Haag, Michael

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              Investigates the Templar legends and legacy - from the mysteries of Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem through to Templar appearances in Dan Brown and Indiana Jones. This book explains the context of Templar history, including the evidence discovered by the Vatican that the Templars w...ere not guilty of heresy.
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              ISBN 9781846681530
              Released NZ 28 Aug 2009
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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              Vintage Alexandria: Photographs of the City, 1860-1960

              Vintage Alexandria: Photographs of the City, 1860-1960 (Hardback)

              By Haag, Michael

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              A collection of archival photographs that reveals the forgotten heart of a great cosmopolitan city. Using vintage photographs from the second half of the nineteenth century and first half of the twentieth, this book brings to life the world of that vanished Alexandria, that was t...he prosperous gateway between Egypt and the world.
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              ISBN 9789774161926
              Released NZ 15 Dec 2008
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              Luxor Illustrated: With Aswan, Abu Simbel, and the Nile

              Luxor Illustrated: With Aswan, Abu Simbel, and the Nile (Paperback)

              By Haag, Michael

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              A full-color celebration of the monuments and landscape of Upper Egypt

              ISBN 9789774163128
              Released NZ 15 Feb 2010
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              Inferno Decoded: The essential companion to the myths, mysteries and locations of Dan Brown's Inferno
               

              Inferno Decoded: The essential companion to the myths, mysteries and locations of Dan Brown's Inferno (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

              By Haag, Michael

              An indispensible guide to the fact, myth and mystery of Dan Brown's Inferno

              ISBN 9781781251805
              Released NZ 27 May 2013
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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