Thank you, Gerald Durrell
Like many people of my age, my fascination with Corfu began with Gerald Durrell’s books. Reading in my bedroom in Birmingham, his books introduced me to a different world; the dark silence of the olive groves, the eccentric friendliness of the locals (and his own family) and, of course, the animals.
One quote, far better expressed than I ever could manage, captures this perfectly:
“Gradually the magic of the island [Corfu] settled over us gently and clingingly as pollen”