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Leslie Durrell

Birthdate: (65)
Death: 1983 (65) (heart failure)
Immediate Family:

Son of Lawrence Samuel Durrell and Louisa Florence Emily Durrell
Husband of Doris Durrell
Father of Private
Brother of Lawrence Durrell; Margery Ruth Durrell; Margaret "Margo" Isabel Mabel Durrell and Gerald Malcolm Durrell, OBE

Managed by: Anne Brannen
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About Leslie Durrell

Of the quartet of Durrell children, Leslie is the least known (he is the only one of the siblings who did not write about his life). His sister Margo describes him as generous; his brother Gerald describes him as boisterous, interested in hunting and fishing.

He and his wife Doris left England soon after their marriage in 1952, to farm in Kenya; that venture failed, and they went back to England in 1968, where Leslie worked as a concierge at a Marble Arch hotel.

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Attempted many projects which mostly failed. After his marriage to Doris the pair moved to Kenya to run a hunting reserve but this too failed. They ended up back in the UK working as caretakers for a block of flats in Marble Arch, London.

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Leslie Durrell's Timeline

1918
1918
1983
1983
Age 65