Gerald Durrell

Gerald Durrell was a British author, naturalist and broadcaster, best-known for the autobiographical My Family and Other Animals. Durrell had an itinerant youth, living for periods in a number of European countries, most famously on the island of Corfu for five years. A committed naturalist and conservationist from an early age, his time researching the wildlife on Corfu and as a keeper at London Zoo after the Second World War led, ultimately, to numerous trips around the world to bring endangered species to British zoos. When his money ran out Durrell turned to writing to raise funds. After several volumes detailing these rescue missions he achieved best-selling success with My Family and Other Animals in 1956, an entertaining account of his teenage years on Corfu. A natural storyteller, Durrell continued to write for the rest of his life, penning novels, non-fiction and children’s books. However, he always regarded writing as a means to an end and viewed his conservation work as his primary focus.

The Corfu Trilogy by Gerald Durrell

My Family and Other Animals
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Birds, Beasts and Relatives
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The Garden of the Gods
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The Corfu Trilogy
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Non-Fiction by Gerald Durrell

Encounters with Animals
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A Zoo in My Luggage
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The Aye-Aye and I
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Marrying Off Mother and Other Stories
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Beasts in My Belfry
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The Whispering Land
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Fillets of Plaice
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Menagerie Manor
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Golden Bats and Pink Pigeons
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