What comes to mind?  Apple pie?  Cup of tea?  Kitchen table?  I found Durrell’s homely simile as charming as surprising.  And yet it looks obvious, doesn’t it?

Homely as a salt-lick.  

See also our quote-woven bestellar love letter to this slim, lyrical classic of travel writing. 


Source: Lawrence Durrell, Reflections on a Marine Venus (London: Faber & Faber, 1960), p. 156

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