Set in 1935 when the Englishwoman Louisa Durrell, whose life had fallen apart, decided to move from Bournemouth to the Greek island of Corfu. Her husband had died some years earlier and she has financial problems, when she suddenly announces that she and her four children will move to the island and a Homeric battle ensues as the family adapt to life on the island, especially when they discover that Corfu does not even have electricity at that time. But it is cheap, an earthly paradise and the Durrell family make the big step that will change their lives.
Did You Know?
At Louisa's initial birthday picnic in season 2, the guests agree that Louisa must be older than 35, because otherwise she would have been 13 years old when she had Larry. In real life, there is only a 14-year age gap between Keeley Hawes (Louisa) and Josh O'Connor (Larry). See more