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- My Family and Other Animals 3,717 copies, 109 reviews
- Birds, Beasts, and Relatives 911 copies, 29 reviews
- A Zoo in My Luggage 647 copies, 8 reviews
- The Bafut Beagles 534 copies, 11 reviews
- The Whispering Land 477 copies, 8 reviews
- The Drunken Forest 459 copies, 6 reviews
- Fillets of Plaice 456 copies, 3 reviews
- The Amateur Naturalist 447 copies, 1 review
- Menagerie Manor 433 copies, 4 reviews
- The Garden of the Gods 432 copies, 13 reviews
- Rosy Is My Relative 361 copies, 4 reviews
- Beasts in My Belfry 360 copies, 8 reviews
- Two in the Bush 360 copies, 5 reviews
- The Overloaded Ark 355 copies, 8 reviews
- Catch Me a Colobus 345 copies, 4 reviews
- Three Singles to Adventure 340 copies, 6 reviews
- Encounters with Animals 331 copies, 3 reviews
- Golden Bats and Pink Pigeons: A Journey to the Flora and Fauna of a Unique… 277 copies, 3 reviews
- The Corfu Trilogy 270 copies, 3 reviews
- The Stationary Ark 227 copies, 3 reviews
- The Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium 206 copies, 4 reviews
- The Aye-Aye and I: A Rescue Journey to Save One of the World's Most… 200 copies, 5 reviews
- Marrying Off Mother and Other Stories 198 copies, 7 reviews
- The New Noah 164 copies, 1 review
- The Battle for Castle Cockatrice, or The Talking Parcel 141 copies, 4 reviews
- The Mockery Bird 124 copies, 2 reviews
- How to Shoot an Amateur Naturalist 109 copies
- The Ark's Anniversary 101 copies, 2 reviews
- The Fantastic Flying Journey 93 copies, 1 review
- The Donkey Rustlers (Lions) 86 copies
- Durrell in Russia 63 copies
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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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