Alexandria City of Memory: Lawrence Durrell with his first wife Nancy Myers and baby Penelope

Lawrence Durrell's Alexandria – in pictures

Lawrence Durrell with his first wife Nancy Myers and baby Penelope. Nancy left Durrell in Alexandria, during the second world war // Photograph from Amateurs in Eden by Joanna Hodgkin

Alexandria City of Memory: Lawrence Durrell arrives in Alexandria

Lawrence Durrell's Alexandria – in pictures

Credit: Photograph from Amateurs in Eden by Joanna Hodgkin Durrell with his daughter, Penelope, in Alexandria Durrell fled to Alexandria with Penelope and his wife, Nancy, after escaping the Nazi occupation of Greece during the second world war

Alexandria City of Memory: Lawrence Durrell on a duck shoot

Lawrence Durrell's Alexandria – in pictures

Credit: From Alexandria: City of Memory by Michael Haag, Yale University Press, London and New Haven Lawrence Durrell on a duck shoot on Lake Mareotis This experience was recreated in the dramatic final pages of Justine

Alexandria City of Memory: Josa and Oswald Finney's ballroom

Lawrence Durrell's Alexandria – in pictures

Credit: From Alexandria: City of Memory by Michael Haag, Yale University Press, London and New Haven Josa and Oswald Finney's ballroomThe scene of fabulous parties and costume balls – and murder and conspiracy – in the Alexandria Quartet

Alexandria City of Memory: Cavafy's flat at 10 Rue Lepsius

Lawrence Durrell's Alexandria – in pictures

Credit: Michael Haag, author of Alexandria: City of Memory, Yale University Press, London and New Haven Cavafy's flatBy the time this picture was taken in the early the Cavafy museum had opened in his flat

Alexandria City of Memory: Cavafy's flat at 10 Rue Lepsius

Lawrence Durrell's Alexandria – in pictures

Credit: Michael Haag, author of Alexandria: City of Memory, Yale University Press, London and New Haven Cavafy's flatBy the time this picture was taken in the early the Cavafy museum had opened in his flat

Alexandria City of Memory: Durrell's tower at the Ambron villa

Lawrence Durrell's Alexandria – in pictures

Durrell's tower at the Ambron villa It was here that Durrell wrote Prospero's Cell, his 'guide to the landscape and manners of the island of Corcyra', and began the book that would become The Alexandria Quartet

Alexandria City of Memory: The entrance to Ambron villa

Lawrence Durrell's Alexandria – in pictures

Credit: Michael Haag, author of Alexandria: City of Memory, Yale University Press, London and New Haven The entrance to Ambron villa, where Durrell lived during the second world war

Alexandria City of Memory: Durrell's second wife Eve Cohen

Lawrence Durrell's Alexandria – in pictures

Alexandria City of Memory: Durrell's second wife Eve Cohen

Alexandria City of Memory: Rue Lepsius in the 1980s

Lawrence Durrell's Alexandria – in pictures

Alexandria City of Memory: Rue Lepsius in the

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