“But that is what islands are for; they are places where different destinies can meet and intersect in the full isolation of time”: First Edition of Bitter Lemons; Signed by Lawrence Durrell

  • Bitter Lemons.

Bitter Lemons.

Item Number: 24086

London: Faber and Faber, 1957.

First edition of Durrell’s account of his time in Cyprus, during the 1950s Enosis movement for freedom of the island from British colonial rule. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Lawrence Durrell on the front free endpaper. Bookplate to the front free endpaper, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing and includes the rare wrap around band.

Bitter Lemons is an autobiographical work by writer Lawrence Durrell, describing the three years (1953–1956) he spent on the island of Cyprus. The book was awarded the Duff Cooper Prize for 1957, the second year the prize was awarded.