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 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 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. '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

My Family and Other Animals

My Family and Other Animals
Author : Gerald Durrell
Publisher : Viking
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2017-04-06
ISBN 10 : 0241981697
ISBN 13 : 9780241981696
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Family and Other Animals Book Description:

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The Garden of the Gods

The Garden of the Gods
Author : Gerald Durrell
Publisher : Viking
Total Pages : 208
Release : 2017-04-06
ISBN 10 : 0241981670
ISBN 13 : 9780241981672
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.

Birds Beasts and Relatives

Birds  Beasts and Relatives
Author : Gerald Durrell
Publisher : Viking
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2017-04-06
ISBN 10 : 0241981654
ISBN 13 : 9780241981658
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Birds Beasts and Relatives Book Description:

The follow up to My Family and Other Animals and the second book in The Corfu Trilogy, 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.

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 Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium

The Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium
Author : Gerald Durrell
Publisher : Open Road Media
Total Pages : 194
Release : 2016-12-20
ISBN 10 : 9781504042611
ISBN 13 : 1504042611
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium Book Description:

Uproarious antics fill this genre-crossing collection of six stories from the beloved British naturalist and author of the Corfu Trilogy. The eccentric Durrell family sets off on an ill-fated excursion in “The Picnic” and embarks on a Greek cruise in “The Maiden Voyage.” Next, things take a turn for the diabolical when a solo Durrell runs into a former flame in “The Public School Education”—and then finds trouble of a different sort in “The Havoc of Havelock.” Finally, the typically jocular Durrell unexpectedly shifts to the macabre with the surprise cuisine of “The Michelin Man” and the spine-tingling horror of “The Entrance.” With his knack for describing his often outlandish, always entertaining adventures, Gerald Durrell serves up an engrossing blend of genres in this intriguing collection of stories. Including both fiction and nonfiction, The Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium reveals the wide-ranging talents of the famed naturalist and memoirist. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate.

The Durrells of Corfu

The Durrells of Corfu
Author : Michael Haag
Publisher : Profile Books
Total Pages : 211
Release : 2017-04-20
ISBN 10 : 9781782833307
ISBN 13 : 1782833307
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Durrells of Corfu Book Description:

The Durrell family are immortalised in Gerald Durrell's My Family and Other Animals and its ITV adaptation, The Durrells. But what of the real life Durrells? Why did they go to Corfu in the first place - and what happened to them after they left? The real story of the Durrells is as surprising and fascinating as anything in Gerry's books, and Michael Haag, with his first hand knowledge of the family, is the ideal narrator, drawing on diaries, letters and unpublished autobiographical fragments. The Durrells of Corfu describes the family's upbringing in India and the crisis that brought them to England and then Greece. It recalls the genuine characters they encountered on Corfu - Theodore the biologist, the taxi driver Spiro Halikiopoulos and the prisoner Kosti - as well as the visit of American writer Henry Miller. And Haag has unearthed the story of how the Durrells left Corfu, including Margo's and Larry's last-minute escapes before the War. An extended epilogue looks at the emergence of Larry as a world famous novelist, and Gerry as a naturalist and champion of endangered species, as well as the lives of the rest of the family, their friends and other animals. The book is illustrated with family photos from the Gerald Durrell Archive, many of them reproduced here for the first time.

Islands of the Mind

Islands of the Mind
Author : Richard Pine
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages : 282
Release : 2020-02-05
ISBN 10 : 9781527546615
ISBN 13 : 1527546616
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islands of the Mind Book Description:

730 million people—almost 10% of the world’s population—inhabit islands. One quarter of the states represented at the United Nations are islands. Islands constitute almost twenty percent of the total land area of Greece, and exhibit more significant aspects of biodiversity than other global contexts. They are both occasions of triumph and occurrences of catastrophe. Islands are both open and enclosed communities, points of arrival and departure. Islands exert a fascination for the visitor and generate, in the islander, both positive and negative mindsets. The romantic fallacies about self-sufficiency and insularity of islands are constantly challenged. This collection of essays by scholars from some of the world’s most compelling islands—Jersey, Ireland, Tasmania, Corfu, Ereikousa, Prince Edward Island, Malta—explores the psychology of islands, islanders and their visitors, the literatures they stimulate, and the scientific, ethical and biogeographical issues they present in an increasingly globalised world. Corfu, the home of Lawrence and Gerald Durrell in the 1930s, and host to literary and scientific enquiry, is the place where this collection was conceived, and occupies a central place in its discussions.

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.