Gerald Durrell


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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 elder siblings are Lawrence Durrell, Leslie Durrell, and Margaret Durrell. 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-colle
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My Family and Other Animals...

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The Drunken Forest

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The Bafut Beagles

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Rosy Is My Relative

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“A house is not a home until it has a dog.”
Gerald Durrell

“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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