“Spread Out Slowly Like Spilt Honey”: Guardian Announces Online Reading Group for The Alexandria Quartet.

Lawrence Durrell’s The Alexandria Quartet is the selection for March 2012′s Guardian Books online Reading Group.

Sam Jordison is hosting the online discussion, which has now moved on to its second, third, and fourth rounds of topics and questions.

The Alexandria Quartet: Reading Group

The Alexandria Quartet: Mirrors and Telescopes

The Alexandria Quartet: ‘Love is Every Sort of Conspiracy’

The Alexandria Quartet: Revelations

Lawrence Durrell’s Alexandria — in Pictures

On 19 March, Guardian Books featured a live webchat with Joanna Hodgkin, author of Amateurs in Eden.

Faber and Faber recognized the online Reading Group by donating 20 gift copies of the 2012 reissue of The Alexandria Quartet.   All 20 copies were snapped up immediately after the announcement — a promising sign of great things to come!

For anyone who missed the original posting, Guardian Books recently produced a podcast in recognition of Durrell 2012: The Lawrence Durrell Centenary.


Durrell 2012 encourages everyone interested to pick up a copy of The Alexandria Quartet and start reading.  Post early — and post often!

A basket of quail burst open in the bazaar. They did not try to escape but spread out slowly like spilt honey. Easily recaptured.

– Lawrence Durrell, Justine (1957)

Learn more about Durrell 2012: The Lawrence Durrell Centenary.

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