Birds, Beasts and Relatives

Author: Gerald Durrell

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241981662

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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The follow up to My Family and Other Animals and the second book in The Corfu Trilogy, the beloved books that inspired ITV's television series The Durrells. In this second collection of tales concerning the Durrell family on the island of Corfu, young Gerry continues to be captivated by the fascinating flora and fauna of their adopted home - much to the bemusement and upset of his long suffering siblings and mother. Whether it's lamp fishing by night or roving the countryside with his mentor Theodore, Gerry encounters intoxicated hedgehogs, tarantulas, dung beetles, water spiders and other animals, some of which become the family's very unwanted pets.

The Corfu Trilogy

Author: Gerald Durrell

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141911131

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 768

View: 4055


The trilogy that inspired ITV's six part 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

Birds, Beasts and Relatives

Author: Gerald Durrell

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: N.A

Category: Animals

Page: 256

View: 7800


THE AUTHOR RELATES HIS EXPERIENCES AT THE AGE OF 10, BEFORE WORLD WAR II, WHEN HE AND HIS FAMILY LIVED ON THE ISLAND OF CORFU.

Summary of Gerald Durrell's Birds, Beasts and Relatives

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: 32

View: 650


Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 We had fled to Corfu, hoping that the sunshine of Greece would cure us of the mental and physical inertia which had come about as a result of our years in England. We acquired our first villa and our first friend on the island, Spiro, who became our guide, philosopher, and friend. #2 I was extremely ignorant about the simplest facts about the animals and plants in my new home, but I was happy to learn about them as I went along. #3 I was extremely ignorant about the simplest facts about the animals and plants in my new home, but I was happy to learn about them as I went along. #4 I was extremely ignorant about the simplest facts about the animals and plants in my new home, but I was happy to learn about them as I went along.

The Garden of the Gods

Author: Gerald Durrell

Publisher: Viking

ISBN: 9780241981672

Category:

Page: 208

View: 8615


The third book in The Corfu Trilogy (after My Family and Other Animals and Birds, Beasts and Relatives), the beloved books that inspired ITV's television series The Durrells. 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.

The Aye-Aye and I

Author: Gerald Durrell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671884395

Category: Nature

Page: 197

View: 6580


An account of the adventures and events the author experienced on his expedition to Madagascar to capture the elusive aye-aye

Birds, Beasts and a Bike Under the Southern Cross

Author: David Stirling

Publisher: Agio Publishing House

ISBN: 1897435193

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 4108


Birds, Beasts and a Bike Under the Southern Cross: Two Canadian Naturalists Camping Rough in New Zealand and Australia in the 1950s by David Stirling. This is the story of two Canadian naturalist observers enjoying the birds, beasts, weather and stars in New Zealand and Australia in the 1950s. While traveling by motorcycle and camping rough, they meet Kiwis and Aussies and try various temporary jobs in order to keep alive and healthy. About the author, David Stirling Born in 1920, David Stirling grew up on a pioneer farm near the town of Athabasca, Alberta. He had a keen interest in natural history and travel at an early age. He served overseas during World War II with the Canadian Army, and graduated first lieutenant from Sandhurst Royal Military College. David tried farming, worked with federal fisheries and forestry, and eventually became a leader in nature interpretation with British Columbia Parks. He has been active in organizing and leading nature tours both locally and worldwide. He was awarded the Queen's Jubilee Visit Medal in 2002, and now lives in Victoria, BC, Canada. Review comments "David is a superb naturalist, an uninhibited storyteller and vivid word painter of landscapes, wildlife and people whose fun memoir will leave you learning and laughing." -- Lyn Hancock, well-known author of many popular books, including Looking for the Wild, Tabasco the Saucy Raccoon and There's a Seal in My Sleeping Bag "A rip-snorting tale for those who prefer the extraordinary over the mundane. David Stirling's lively account of a two-year-long motorcycle odyssey among the wonders of Australia and New Zealand is sure to quicken the blood and impel you to pursue your own dreams." -- Alan MacLeod, birder-naturalist and sometime wayfarer among the wonders Down Under "An insightful and interesting read about travel and nature in the lands Down Under post World War II." -- Bill Merilees, naturalist, writer and tour leader

The Corfu Trilogy

Author: Gerald Durrell

Publisher: ePenguin

ISBN: 9780141028415

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 768

View: 6822


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 eccentic 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. For the passionate 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 - Gerald's family often objected to his animal-collecting activities, especially when the beasts wound up in the family's villa or - even worse - the fridge. Gerald Durrell evokes his island paradise with passion and wonder.