Meeting Andreas Georgiadis and Seeing His Alexandria Quartet Illustrations

"Last night I went to the Hellenic Centre in London to see the exhibition of Alexandria Quartet illustrations and to meet the artist himself, Andreas Georgiadis.  I was glad to have the chance to see the illustrations close up.  They are drawn in ink on cotton paper and are wonderfully subtle and detailed. Andreas is highly knowledgable about the city, the cosmopolitan Alexandria of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and takes pride in the contribution made by Greeks to reviving Alexandria - even as he now records in his drawings what is being neglected and destroyed. With me at the exhibition was Frank Pike. Frank began his career at Faber and Faber as copy editor on the last volumes of Lawrence Durrell's The Alexandria Quartet…”