The Corfu Trilogy

The Corfu Trilogy
Author : Gerald Durrell
Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 768
Release : 2006-08-03
ISBN 10 : 9780141911137
ISBN 13 : 0141911131
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Corfu Trilogy Book Description:

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

Birds Beasts and Relatives

Birds  Beasts and Relatives
Author : Gerald Durrell
Publisher : House of Stratus Limited
Total Pages : 314
Release : 2002-10-31
ISBN 10 : 0755111818
ISBN 13 : 9780755111817
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Birds Beasts and Relatives Book Description:

Humoristisk fortælling om forfatterens familie på Korfu

My Family and Other Animals

My Family and Other Animals
Author : Gerald Durrell
Publisher : Penguin Group USA
Total Pages : 273
Release : 2004-06
ISBN 10 : 0142004413
ISBN 13 : 9780142004418
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Family and Other Animals Book Description:

A memoir of an English boy growing up on the Greek island of Corfu recounts the author's humorous adventures as he collects all kinds of animals and insects and brings them back to the house, much to his family's dismay.

My Family and Other Animals

My Family and Other Animals
Author : Bill Bowler
Publisher : Oxford
Total Pages : 76
Release : 2003
ISBN 10 : 0194244008
ISBN 13 : 9780194244008
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Family and Other Animals Book Description:

The weather in England that summer had been so awful that Gerald's mother sold the family house and took her children to live on the Mediterranean island of Corfu. Between lessons, the ten-year-old Gerald was free to walk round the sunny island and discover the wonderful people and animals living there. This is a story of Gerald's adventures.

The Garden of the Gods

The Garden of the Gods
Author : Gerald Durrell
Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 208
Release : 2017-04-06
ISBN 10 : 9780241981689
ISBN 13 : 0241981689
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Garden of the Gods Book Description:

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.

Two in the Bush

Two in the Bush
Author : Gerald Durrell
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Total Pages : 208
Release : 2012-02-02
ISBN 10 : 9781447214533
ISBN 13 : 1447214536
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Two in the Bush Book Description:

Two in the Bush is a record of the six-month journey which took Gerald Durrell, his wife Jacquie, and two cameramen through New Zealand, Australia and Malaya. The object was, first, to see what was being done about the conservation of wild life in these countries, and, secondly, to make a series of television films for the BBC. They were introduced to many rare and remarkable animals – Royal Albatrosses, Tuataras, Duck-Billed Platypuses, Flying Lizards and Long-Nosed Bandicoots, as well as to some equally unusual humans. Anyone who has read The Overloaded Ark, The Bafut Beagles or The Whispering Land will have enjoyed Gerald Durrell’s enthusiastic adventuring and his delight in the absurdity of the situations in which he finds himself. His observation of animal – and human – behaviour is always informative and often hilarious. ‘Delightfully readable and often very funny.’ Daily Mail ‘An account of Gerald Durrell’s tour of New Zealand, Australia and Malaya in search of rarities . . . Easy to read, difficult to put down, with many vivid sidelights on the human side of the expedition. This absorbing narrative reveals the ardours, ironies and disappointments, the organizational miracles and the hilarious human mishaps . . .’ Maurice Wiggin, Sunday Times ‘Mr Durrell has the knack of writing about animals and their antics with tremendous affection and enthusiasm, but without sentimentality.’ Sunday Telegraph ‘Will delight his fans and armchair naturalists everywhere.’ Evening Standard

Fauna and Family

Fauna and Family
Author : Gerald Durrell
Publisher : David R. Godine Publisher
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2016-08-15
ISBN 10 : 9781567925913
ISBN 13 : 156792591X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fauna and Family Book Description:

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.”

Whatever Happened to Margo

Whatever Happened to Margo
Author : Margaret Durrell
Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2018-03-15
ISBN 10 : 9780241983225
ISBN 13 : 0241983223
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Whatever Happened to Margo Book Description:

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 Zoo Memoirs

The Zoo Memoirs
Author : Gerald Durrell
Publisher : Open Road Media
Total Pages : 380
Release : 2018-03-13
ISBN 10 : 9781504052085
ISBN 13 : 1504052080
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Zoo Memoirs Book Description:

The British naturalist and bestselling author of the Corfu Trilogy—the inspiration for the Masterpiece production The Durrells in Corfu—founds a zoo. In this trio of delightful memoirs, British wildlife preservation pioneer and national bestselling author Gerald Durrell recounts the ups and downs he faces in transforming his lifelong dream of creating a new kind of zoo into a reality. A Zoo in My Luggage: In 1957, Durrell and his wife travel to the British Cameroons in West Africa to begin assembling his menagerie. The greater challenge proves to be in safely transporting their exotic animals back to Britain and finding a home for them. “Animals come close to being Durrell’s best friends. . . . He writes about them with style, verve, and humor.” —Time The Whispering Land: On an eight-month journey in South America to expand his menagerie, Durrell and his wife travel across windswept Patagonian shores and through tropical forests in the Argentine, encountering fur seals, ocelots, penguins, parrots, pumas, and more. “An amusing writer who transforms this Argentine backcountry into a particularly inviting place.” —San Francisco Chronicle Menagerie Manor: In 1959, on the grounds of an old manor house on the Channel Island of Jersey, Durrell finally opens the Jersey Zoo—now known as the Durrell Wildlife Park. Along with the satisfaction of providing a safe habitat for rare and endangered species come the trials of operating a fledgling zoo, including overdrawn bank accounts and escaped animals. “No one can be funnier than Mr. Durrell in relating his own adventures or the antics of the claw and paw set.” —The Christian Science Monitor

Fillets of Plaice

Fillets of Plaice
Author : Gerald Durrell
Publisher : Open Road Media
Total Pages : 189
Release : 2016-12-20
ISBN 10 : 9781504042598
ISBN 13 : 150404259X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fillets of Plaice Book Description:

The celebrated naturalist and author of the Corfu Trilogy, shares more humorous reflections on a life spent among humans and animals. In My Family and Other Animals and its sequels, Gerald Durrell writes of his family’s antics during their time on the Greek island of Corfu. In his later memoirs, he vividly describes his expeditions to other, faraway places. In Fillets of Plaice, he compiles a quintet of hilarious stories that touch on all of the above and more—from his unconventional childhood to his passion for animal conservation as an adult. His adventures range from a rollicking birthday party to a London pet shop to the exotic locale of deepest Africa. Throughout it all, Durrell entertains with his signature charming, witty voice. A compendium of outrageous tales, Fillets of Plaice is perfect for longtime fans of Durrell’s work, and anyone looking for a heartwarming, riotous read. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate.