The Corfu Trilogy

The Corfu Trilogy

Gerald Durrell


The Corfu Trilogy includes the preferred vintage My kinfolk and different Animals and its pleasant sequels, Birds, Beasts and kin and The backyard of the Gods. All 3 books are set at the enchanted island of Corfu within the Nineteen Thirties, and inform the tale of the eccentic English family members who moved there.

For Gerald, the budding zoologist, Corfu was once a average paradise, teeming with unusual birds and beasts that he may acquire, watch and take care of. yet existence used to be no longer with out its difficulties - his family members frequently objected to his animal-collecting actions, specifically while the beasts wound up within the villa or - even worse - the fridge.

With hilarious but endearing pics of his family members and their many strange hangers-on, The Corfu Trilogy additionally captures the beginnings of the author's lifelong love of animals. acknowledged with vast humour and grace, this glorious account of Corfu's average historical past unearths an extraordinary, magical childhood.

For the passionate zoologist, Corfu was once a normal paradise, teeming with unusual birds and beasts that he may perhaps acquire, watch and take care of. yet lifestyles used to be now not with out its difficulties - Gerald's relatives usually objected to his animal-collecting actions, particularly whilst the beasts wound up within the family's villa or - even worse - the fridge.

Gerald Durrell inspires his island paradise with ardour and beauty.

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