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My Family and Other Animals 4,213 copies, 128 reviews
Birds, Beasts, and Relatives 1,029 copies, 32 reviews
A Zoo in My Luggage 749 copies, 9 reviews
The Bafut Beagles 606 copies, 12 reviews
The Whispering Land 536 copies, 8 reviews
Fillets of Plaice 527 copies, 4 reviews
The Garden of the Gods 521 copies, 16 reviews
The Drunken Forest 517 copies, 5 reviews
The Amateur Naturalist 513 copies, 1 review
Menagerie Manor 491 copies, 4 reviews
Two in the Bush 406 copies, 4 reviews
Rosy Is My Relative 405 copies, 4 reviews
Catch Me a Colobus 402 copies, 4 reviews
Beasts in My Belfry 398 copies, 8 reviews
The Overloaded Ark 392 copies, 8 reviews
Encounters with Animals 386 copies, 3 reviews
Three Singles to Adventure 380 copies, 6 reviews
The Corfu Trilogy 376 copies, 4 reviews
The Stationary Ark 259 copies, 5 reviews
The New Noah 185 copies, 1 review
The Mockery Bird 141 copies, 4 reviews
The Ark's Anniversary 129 copies, 2 reviews
The Fantastic Flying Journey 112 copies, 1 review
The Donkey Rustlers (Lions) 104 copies, 2 reviews
Durrell in Russia 74 copies, 2 reviews
My Favourite Animal Stories 50 copies, 1 review
Ark on the Move 37 copies, 2 reviews
Best of Gerald Durrell 26 copies, 1 review
Toby the Tortoise 25 copies, 1 review
Keeper 20 copies
Island zoo 19 copies
WILD TIME 16 copies
Selected Works 10 copies
A Collection of Action Stories (Contributor) 7 copies
My Family and Other Animals (Adapted) (Original author) 6 copies
Island zoo 1 copy

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Gerald Durrell was born in India in 1925. His family settled on Corfu when Durrell was a boy and he spent his time studying its wildlife. He relates these experiences in the trilogy beginning with My Family and Other Animals, and continuing with Birds, Beasts and Relatives and The Garden of the Gods. In his books he writes with wry humour and great perception about both the humans and the animals he meets.

On leaving Corfu he returned to England to work on the staff of Whipsnade Park as a student keeper. His adventures there are told with characteristic energy in Beasts in My Belfry. A few years later, Durrell began organising his own animal-collecting expeditions. The first, to the Cameroons, was followed by expeditions to Paraguay, Argentina and Sierra Leone. He recounts these experiences in a number of books, including The Drunken Forest. Durrell also visited many countries while shooting various television series, including An Amateur Naturalist.

In 1958 Gerald Durrell realised a lifelong dream when he set up the Jersey Zoological Park, followed a few years later by the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust.

Rosy is My Relative, his first novel, was published in 1968. Whether in a factual account of an expedition or a work of non-fiction, Gerald Durrell's style is exuberant, passionate and acutely observed. Gerald Durrell died in 1995.
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