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Description - The Corfu Trilogy, Thelatives;The Garden Of The Gods, by Gerald Durrell

The Corfu Trilogy consists of the popular classic My Family and Other Animals and its delightful sequels, Birds, Beasts and Relatives and The Garden of the Gods. All three books are set on the enchanted island of Corfu in the 1930s, and tell the story of the eccentric English family who moved there. For Gerald, the budding zoologist, Corfu was a natural paradise, teeming with strange birds and beasts that he could collect, watch and care for. But life was not without its problems - his family often objected to his animal-collecting activities, especially when the beasts wound up in the villa or - even worse - the fridge. With hilarious yet endearing portraits of his family and their many unusual hangers-on, The Corfu Trilogy also captures the beginnings of the author's lifelong love of animals. Recounted with immense humour and charm, this wonderful account of Corfu's natural history reveals a rare, magical childhood.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780141028415
ISBN-10: 0141028416
Format: Paperback
(196mm x 131mm x 48mm)
Pages: 768
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Book Review: Corfu Trilogy, Thelatives;The Garden Of The Gods, by Gerald Durrell - Reviewed by (30 Jun 2011)

The Corfu Trilogy is possibly the most amazing book in the world. It not only combines the amazingness and teriffically funny adventures of My Family And Other Animals, the first in the series by Gerald Durrell, but it includes Birds, Beasts and Other Animals and Garden of The Gods, the third and only book in the series that is quite hard to otherwise aqquire.

In each seperate novel in the trilogy Mr Durrell uses the most amazing of wit but also such a wonderful truthfulness that is so pointedly ...true... and funny that you can't help but snort at the antics of him and his family, even if you are not one to show emotion over novels, this will surely be the exception.

With names like Widdle and Puke, Quasimodo and a family with rages and lovers following them all over the island, this is not one to miss.

*Note- My Family and other Animals is five hundred times more amazing and awesome than this review.


Author Biography - Gerald Durrell

Gerald Durrell (1925-1995) moved from England to Corfu with his family when he was eight. He spent much of his time studying the island's wildlife and surprising his family by keeping lots of very unusual pets in very unexpected places. He grew up to be a famous naturalist and conservationist, leading expeditions to exotic places such as Argentina, Sierra Leone, Assam and Madagascar. Durrell dedicated his life to the preservation of wildlife, especially the less glamorous kinds, which he called 'little brown jobs' and 'small uglies'. It is through his efforts that creatures such as the Mauritius pink pigeon and the Mallorcan midwife toad have avoided extinction. Over his lifetime he presented many TV shows, and wrote thirty-seven books, including My Family and Other Animals and its two sequels, Birds, Beasts and Relatives and The Garden of the Gods. He founded Jersey Zoo in 1959 as a centre for the conservation of endangered species, and in 1963 created the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust - later renamed Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in his honour - of which his wife, Lee, is still Honorary Director. He was awarded the OBE in 1982.

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