Gerald Durrell





Gerald Durrell

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born
in Jamshedpur, India
January 07, 1925

died
January 30, 1995

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Gerald 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 Paraguay, Argent
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Average rating: 4.20 · 39,549 ratings · 2,008 reviews · 96 distinct works · Similar authors
My Family and Other Animals...
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Birds, Beasts, and Relative...
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A Zoo in My Luggage
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The Corfu Trilogy
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The Garden of the Gods (Cor...
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Beasts In My Belfry
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Drunken Forest, the
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The Bafut Beagles
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Rosy Is My Relative
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“I do wish you wouldn't argue with me when I'm knitting.”
Gerald Durrell, My Family and Other Animals

“I said I *liked* being half-educated; you were so much more *surprised* at everything when you were ignorant.”
Gerald Durrell, My Family and Other Animals

“My childhood in Corfu shaped my life. If I had the craft of Merlin, I would give every child the gift of my childhood.”
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