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Birds, Beasts and Relatives

Corfu Trilogy, Book 2 · Corfu Trilogy

by Gerald Durrell

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The follow-up to My Family and Other Animals and the inspiration for The Durrells in Corfu: A naturalist's memoir of his family's time on a Greek island.
In the years before World War II, Gerald Durrell's family left the gloomy shores of England for the sun-drenched island of Corfu. Against this picturesque backdrop, Durrell fondly recalls his family's disorderly household and outrageous antics, including their interactions with locals of both human and animal varieties.

After a boyhood spent studying zoology and acquiring the island's exotic insects, reptiles, birds, mammals, and sea creatures as pets, Durrell's budding naturalism would later bloom into a passion for conservation that would last a lifetime.

Filled with clever observations, amusing anecdotes, and childlike wonder, Birds, Beasts and Relatives is half nature guide, half coming-of-age tale, and all charmingly funny memoir.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author's estate.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Open Road Media
Publication Date:
2016
Series:
Corfu Trilogy

Format

  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read 2.7 MB
  • Adobe EPUB eBook 6.1 MB

Gerald Durrell (Author)

Gerald Durrell (1925–1995) was a British naturalist, zookeeper, conservationist, author, and television presenter. He is the author of the memoirs My Family and Other Animals; Birds, Beasts and Relatives; A Zoo in My Luggage; The Whispering Lands;...

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