Set in 1935, Louisa Durrell suddenly announces that she and her four children will move from Bournemouth to the Greek island of Corfu. Her husband has died some years earlier and the family is experiencing financial problems. A Homeric battle ensues as the family adapts to life on the island which, despite a lack of electricity, is cheap and an earthly paradise.
The plot is based on the autobiographical work of the English naturalist, writer Gerald Durrel who found the Jersey Zoo in 1935. Darrell Louise, whose husband recently died, moved from London to the Greek island of Corfu to cope with financial difficulties and rouse the four children.Read more »