Corfu Trilogy by Gerald DurrellCorfu Trilogy by Gerald Durrell

Corfu Trilogy

byGerald Durrell

Paperback | September 26, 2006

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The trilogy that inspired ITV's television series The Durrells. Three classic tales of childhood on an island paradise - My Family and Other Animals, Birds, Beasts and Relatives and The Garden of the Gods by Gerald Durrell - are available in a single edition for the first time in The Corfu Trilogy. Just before the Second World War the Durrell family decamped to the glorious, sun-soaked island of Corfu where the youngest of the four children, ten-year-old Gerald, discovered his passion for animals: toads and tortoises, bats and butterflies, scorpions and octopuses. Through glorious silver-green olive groves and across brilliant-white beaches Gerry pursued his obsession . . . causing hilarity and mayhem in his ever-tolerant family. Durrell's memories of those enchanted days gave rise to these three classic tales, loved by generations of adults and children alike, which are now available in one volume for the first time. 'He has an uncanny knack of discovering human as well as animal eccentrics' Sunday Telegraph 'A delightful book full of simple, well-known things: cicadas in the olive groves, lamp fishing at night, the complexities of fish and animals - but, above all, childhood moulded by these things' New York Times
Gerald Durrell was born in Jamshedpur, India, in 1925. He returned to England in 1928 before settling on the island of Corfu with his family. In 1945 he joined the staff of Whipsnade Park as a student keeper, and in 1947 he led his first animal-collecting expedition to the Cameroons. He later undertook numerous further expeditions, vis...
Title:Corfu TrilogyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:768 pages, 7.77 × 5.08 × 1.89 inPublished:September 26, 2006Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141028416

ISBN - 13:9780141028415


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! I couldn't put this book down. An easy, light, flowing read. A must for anyone who saw the mini-series on CBC. Very enjoyable, especially for those who grew up exploring nature like the narrator did. Well worth the price as there are 3 full books in one.
Date published: 2018-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great book! It is beautifully written book and it is also hilarious! I love it - it gets better every time I read it. It's light, it’s fun. This book is much more than a story about animals and a boys adventures on Corfu...
Date published: 2018-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best children's books I've first read this trilogy at age 11 years old and re-read it a hundred times after - by far the best children (and adult) book ever - there are adventures, humor, animals, affears, tragedy - you name it - all seen through the eyes of the young boy in the endless summer and sea glimmer of the Corfu island.
Date published: 2017-05-02