What a place, what a time, the two idyllic years Durrell spent in Rhodes after the war.  His account is full of lyrical descriptions of scenes and sounds, and what could be more enchanting than having your days drop in as he describes. 

In Rhodes the days drop as softly as fruit from trees. 

See our bestellar love letter to this slim classic of travel writing. 

And to demonstrate the diversity of language, here are two related similes, both ‘as soft as’, one by Henry Williamson and one by Virginia Woolf.

 

Source: Lawrence Durrell, Reflections on a Marine Venus (London: Faber & Faber, 1960), p. 16

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