The Corfu Trilogy (Paperback)
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The Corfu Trilogy (Paperback)

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Paperback 768 Pages / Published: 03/08/2006
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For millions of readers Durrell’s idyllic childhood paradise stands as the defining image of Corfu, so embedded have this trio of reminiscences become in the national psyche. Detailing the narrator’s exploits amongst the wildlife of the island as well as his family’s vast array of eccentricities, The Corfu Trilogy remains a beloved slice of sun-kissed biography.

The trilogy that inspired ITV's 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.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141028415
Number of pages: 768
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 45 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'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

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“My favourite!”

I first read My Family and other Animals when I was about 10, it was an old copy that my mum passed onto me, a little tatty, and after the first chapter I understood why. The book had been read to with in an inch of... More

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“The Summer We Didn't Have”

We've all watched 'The Durrells' on television so it is good to go back to the source material, the three charming books that form 'The Corfu Trilogy.' The best known of these is... More

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