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Reply to "(on/in) an island"

Vera, welcome to the grammar exchange.

I agree that The Durrells on Corfu sounds better.  However, both are correct.  The Durrells lived on the island of Corfu, which is in the regional unit of Corfu.

Similarly, one can be said to live on Hawaii, meaning the island, or in Hawaii, meaning the state within the United States of which that island is a part.

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