so i’m at home nursing a baby pretty much 24/7, which means i have a lot of time to read and watch tv while i do so (some of the weird perks of having a newborn?). to my DELIGHT i was told about a new show based on Gerald Durrell’s famous chronicles of his family’s years on Corfu.
if you haven’t read My Family and other Animals then you really really must – i can’t count how many times i read it as a kid, and even as an adult. it’s one of my FAVOURITE books. and i’m happy to tell you that the TV series The Durrells is also just excellent escapism.
as you probably know the story is set on the Greek island of Corfu in 1935, so you can imagine how beautiful the setting and costumes are. the actor who plays 10 year old Gerry, Milo Parker, is really great and you’ll recognise Keeley Hawes from the remake of Upstairs, Downstairs. it’s such a beautiful, feel-good period drama – the Brits are just the best at these – give it a go.