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Gerald Durrell
Birth date: January 07, 1925
Died: January 30, 1995
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Lillelara rated it 2 years ago
If I have to describe this book with one word, it would be delightful. Gerald Durrell´s anecdotes about his family and their life on Corfu are funny, cozy and heartwarming. And even though I suspect that not everything has been as shiny and happy as it has been described in this book, this doesn´t t...
Randal rated it 4 years ago
I really enjoy Durrell's books. Both for the adventures and the education he provides. This one was short, a very quick read. Written later in his life, it concentrates a bit more on the conservation aspects than his earlier works. I have to wonder what it would have been like to have accompanied hi...
Randal rated it 4 years ago
Durrell set out to British Guina in 1950 to obtain animals for zoos in Great Britain. He, and his fellow travelers, had what seemed like countless adventures in doing so. Durrell excels in describing the animals he was after, and in setting the scenes where they were found. Also the safekeeping and ...
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Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 5 years ago
Remember when I reviewed Gerald Durrell's My Family and Other Animals? Well, I was so impressed by it that I went ahead and requested the second in the trilogy (did I mention it was a memoir trilogy?) and it was a pretty good time. Birds, Beasts, and Relatives contains more anecdotal tales of the D...
travelin rated it 5 years ago
Mainly because his formerly more famous but less gifted brother Larry was such an idiot and asshole, I came perilously close to just throwing this particular book into a bin. That would have been a mistake, since it contains scenes and anecdotes to rival his first memoirs in Corfu, which I'd still p...
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