Gerald Durrell





Gerald Durrell


Born
in Jamshedpur, India
January 07, 1925

Died
January 30, 1995

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Gerald "Gerry" Malcolm Durrell was born in India in 1925. His family settled on Corfu when Durrell was a boy and he spent his time studying its wildlife. He relates these experiences in the trilogy beginning with My Family and Other Animals, and continuing with Birds, Beasts and Relatives and The Garden of the Gods. In his books he writes with wry humour and great perception about both the humans and the animals he meets.

On leaving Corfu he returned to England to work on the staff of Whipsnade Park as a student keeper. His adventures there are told with characteristic energy in Beasts in My Belfry. A few years later, Durrell began organising his own animal-collecting expeditions. The first, to the Cameroons, was followed by expeditions to
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My Family and Other Animals...

4.27 avg rating — 21,710 ratings — published 1955 — 128 editions
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Birds, Beasts and Relatives...

4.32 avg rating — 3,781 ratings — published 1969 — 35 editions
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A Zoo in My Luggage

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4.12 avg rating — 3,221 ratings — published 1962 — 27 editions
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The Corfu Trilogy (The Corf...

4.53 avg rating — 1,964 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
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The Garden of the Gods (Cor...

4.37 avg rating — 1,964 ratings — published 1978 — 30 editions
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Beasts in My Belfry

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4.09 avg rating — 1,422 ratings — published 1970 — 16 editions
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The Drunken Forest

4.16 avg rating — 1,350 ratings — published 1956 — 27 editions
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The Bafut Beagles

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Catch Me a Colobus

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Rosy Is My Relative

4.04 avg rating — 1,158 ratings — published 1968 — 22 editions
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“A house is not a home until it has a dog.”
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“I do wish you wouldn't argue with me when I'm knitting.”
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“I said I *liked* being half-educated; you were so much more *surprised* at everything when you were ignorant.”
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