The Corfu Trilogy

*The classic trilogy set in sun-soaked Corfu that inspired ITV's acclaimed TV series The Durrells* Three classic tales of childhood on an island paradise - My Family and Other Animals, Birds, Beasts and Relatives and The Garden of the Gods ...

The Corfu Trilogy

Author: Gerald Durrell

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141911131

Page: 768

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The trilogy that inspired ITV's six part television series The Durrells. Three classic tales of childhood on an island paradise - My Family and Other Animals, Birds, Beasts and Relatives and The Garden of the Gods by Gerald Durrell - are available in a single edition for the first time in The Corfu Trilogy. Just before the Second World War the Durrell family decamped to the glorious, sun-soaked island of Corfu where the youngest of the four children, ten-year-old Gerald, discovered his passion for animals: toads and tortoises, bats and butterflies, scorpions and octopuses. Through glorious silver-green olive groves and across brilliant-white beaches Gerry pursued his obsession . . . causing hilarity and mayhem in his ever-tolerant family. Durrell's memories of those enchanted days gave rise to these three classic tales, loved by generations of adults and children alike, which are now available in one volume for the first time. 'He has an uncanny knack of discovering human as well as animal eccentrics' Sunday Telegraph 'A delightful book full of simple, well-known things: cicadas in the olive groves, lamp fishing at night, the complexities of fish and animals - but, above all, childhood moulded by these things' New York Times

Fauna and Family

In his foreword to Fauna and Family, Durrell confessed that in the first two books, “I had left out a number of incidents and characters that I would have liked to have described, and I have attempted to repair this omission in this book ...

Fauna and Family

Author: Gerald Durrell

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 156792591X

Page: 240

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Fauna and Family, also known as The Garden of the Gods, is the third in Durrell’s Corfu trilogy that begins with his beloved classic, My Family and Other Animals and continues with Birds, Beasts and Relatives. In his foreword to Fauna and Family, Durrell confessed that in the first two books, “I had left out a number of incidents and characters that I would have liked to have described, and I have attempted to repair this omission in this book . . . I hope that it might give the same pleasure to its readers as apparently its predecessors have done, as for me it portrays a very important part of my life . . . which is a truly happy and sunlit childhood.”

Gerald Durrell

The authorised biography of the great naturalist and conservationist Gerald Durrell, who died aged seventy in January 1995 in Jersey, where he founded the zoo he'd dreamed of as a small boy and pioneered the captive breeding of animals for ...

Gerald Durrell

Author: Douglas Botting

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0006387306

Page: 672

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Written with complete access to the Durrell family archives and Gerald Durrell's private papers, this affecting biography follows its subject from an eccentric boyhood in Imperial India to the international prominence he gained in print and on television as one of the world's foremost animal conservationists. The younger brother of the famous novelist Lawrence Durrell, Gerald always viewed his own writing - which includes thirty-seven bestsellers, among them enduringly popular classics like My Family and Other Animals and A Zoo in My Luggage - as the means of financing his greatest passion: breeding animals in danger of extinction and returning them to the wild. In the 1980s, with the production of a dozen different television documentary series on zoology, most notably the widely acclaimed Catch Me a Colobus and Ark on the Move, Durrell's conservationist vision reached audiences around the globe, while the zoo he founded on the island of Jersey realized his pioneering mission to breed endangered species in captivity. It stands as a living legacy of the much-admired Gerald Durrell, who died in 1995 at the age of seventy. "Captivating and deeply moving but surprisingly candid biography." - Publishers Weekly (starred review); "Ambitious.... Rich material for a biography." - New York Times Book Review; "Affectionate yet clear-eyed portrait.... Botting does an excellent job of giving us Durrell the man, not merely the legend." - Toronto Globe & Mail; "Few current biographies read as well." - Denver Post.

My Family and Other Animals

Gerald Durrell's My Family and Other Animals is a charming and comic autobiographical novel.

My Family and Other Animals

Author: Gerald Durrell

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780141037479

Page: 386

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Gerald Durrell's My Family and Other Animalsis a charming and comic autobiographical novel. Fleeing the gloomy British climate, the Durrell clan move to Corfu carrying the bare essentials of life- acne cures for Margo; revolvers for Leslie; books for Larry and a jam jar full of caterpillars for Gerry. Recounted with warmth and humour, it is a heart-warming portrait of an eccentric family surrounded by a wonderful cast of friends and fauna.

Earthkeepers

... Birds , Beasts , and Relatives ( 1969 ) , and The Amateur Naturalist ( 1982 ) ;
founder of Jersey Zoological Park and the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust ;
founder and chairman of Wildlife Preservation Trust International dream a reality .

Earthkeepers

Author: Ann T. Keene

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 222

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Profiles men and women who have been prominent in the field of natural history. Includes a list of organizations promoting conservation and nature study.

Survey of Contemporary Literature

BIRDS , BEASTS , AND RELATIVES Author : Gerald Durrell ( 1925 ) Publisher :
The Viking Press ( New York ) . 248 pp . $ 5.95 Type of work : Autobiography and
natural history Time : 1937-1939 Locale : England , Corfu Reminiscences of a ...

Survey of Contemporary Literature

Author: Frank Northen Magill

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9780893560522

Page: 8507

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The Garden of the Gods

The third book in The Corfu Trilogy (after My Family and Other Animals and Birds, Beasts and Relatives), the beloved books that inspired ITV's television series The Durrells.

The Garden of the Gods

Author: Gerald Durrell

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241981689

Page: 208

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The third book in The Corfu Trilogy (after My Family and Other Animals and Birds, Beasts and Relatives), the beloved books that inspired ITV's television series The Durrells. Just before the Second World War the Durrell family decamped to the glorious, sun-soaked island of Corfu where the youngest of the four children, ten-year-old Gerald, discovered his passion for animals: toads and tortoises, bats and butterflies, scorpions and octopuses. Through glorious silver-green olive groves and across brilliant-white beaches Gerry pursued his obsession . . . causing hilarity and mayhem in his ever-tolerant family.

This Other Eden

BIRDS , BEASTS AND RELATIVES We saw three leopard and a bear . Four
herds of elephant : a pair Of nesting paradise flycatchers And hordes of teal in
bigger batches Than ( they said ) the time before . . . . . It has been quite a while ,
you ...

This Other Eden

Author: Richard De Zoysa

Publisher:

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Page: 32

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British Birds

The Birds of Devon by Robert Moore . 16 plates ; 295 pages . 70s . Birds , Beasts
and Relatives by Gerald Durrell . 30s . Readers Digest / AA Book of British Birds .
472 pages ; numerous colour illustrations . 758 . The Spotted Sphinx by Joy ...

British Birds

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Whatever Happened to Margo

In 1947, returning to the UK with two young children to support, Margaret Durrell starts a boarding house in Bournemouth.

Whatever Happened to Margo

Author: Margaret Durrell

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241983223

Page: 272

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In 1947, returning to the UK with two young children to support, Margaret Durrell starts a boarding house in Bournemouth. But any hopes of respectability are dashed as the tenants reveal themselves to be a host of eccentrics: from a painter of nudes to a pair of glamorous young nurses whose late-night shifts combined with an ever-revolving roster of gentleman callers leading to a neighbourhood rumour that Margo is running a brothel. Margo's own two sons, Gerry and Nicholas, prove to be every bit as mischievous as their famous Uncle Gerald - and he himself returns periodically with weird and wonderful animals, from marmosets to monkeys, that are quite unsuitable for life in a Bournemouth garden.

The Missouri Review

further deepened , when I came across a description of snail mating as observed
by Gerald Durrell in his book , Birds , Beasts and Relatives : As I watched them (
the two snails ) they glided up to each other until their horns touched . Then they
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The Missouri Review

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Notable Scientists from 1900 to the Present

He recounts in a trio of books ( My Family and Other Animals ; Birds , Beasts , and
Relatives ; and The Garden of the Gods ) his enjoyable years there , describing
his youthful adventures with local flora and fauna , and how his family reacted to
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Notable Scientists from 1900 to the Present

Author: Brigham Narins

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787617530

Page: 2633

View: 309

This updated second edition of Notable Twentieth-Century Scientists provides biographies of approximately 1,600 scientist in the natural, physical, and applied sciences, including astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, earth science, mathematics, medicine, physics, technology, zoology, computer science, ecology, engineering, and environmental science. Entries highlight name, birth/death dates, nationality, and primary specialization; run from 400- 2500 words; list publications; and feature a section of further reading. All five volumes of the set begin with a list of entries and a chronology of major advances, and volume five ends with several indexes based on the scientist's specialization, gender, nationality/ethnicity, and subject. Over 400 scientists garner photographs. Diversity and internationalism are hallmarks of the set. Suitable for high school and college. c. Book News Inc.

Waterstone s Guide to Books

95 Beasts in My Belfry [ P0656 ] Fontana pbk . . . . . . . . . . . . . £2 . 50 Birds , Beasts
and Relatives [ P0657 ] Fontana pbk . ... 50 Rosy is My Relative Durrell ' s only
novel , a delightful tale of the exploits of one man and his elephant . [ P0674 ] ...

Waterstone s Guide to Books

Author: Waterstone & Co

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780951258989

Page: 1658

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