Birds, Beasts, and Relatives

Birds, Beasts, and Relatives

by Gerald Durrell


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Birds, Beasts, and Relatives by Gerald Durrell

Volume two in The Corfu Trilogy, now the inspiration for The Durrells in Corfu on PBS Masterpiece

Part coming-of-age autobiography and part nature guide, Gerald Durrell’s dazzling sequel to My Family and Other Animals is based on his boyhood on Corfu, from 1933 to 1939. Originally published in 1969 but long out of print, Birds, Beasts, and Relatives is filled with charming observations, amusing anecdotes, boyhood memories, and childlike wonder.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142004401
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/29/2004
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 68,729
Product dimensions: 5.07(w) x 7.74(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range: 18 - 17 Years

About the Author

Gerald Durrell was born in Jamshedpur, India, in 1925. A student of zoology, he founded the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust on the Channel Island of Jersey. His other books include A Zoo in My Luggage and The Whispering Land (both available from Penguin).

Table of Contents

Birds, Beasts, and RelativesConversation

Part One: PERAMA
1. The Christening
2. The Bay Of Olives
3. The Myrtle Forests

4. The Pygmy Jungle
5. Cuttlefish And Crabs
Interlude For Spirits
6. The Olive Merry-Go-Round
7. Owls And Aristocracy

Part Three: CRISEDA
8. Hedgehogs And Sea-Dogs
9. The Talking Head
10. The Angry Barrels



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Birds, Beasts and Relatives 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
FicusFan on LibraryThing 5 days ago
This book is a sequel of sorts to the first book My Relatives and Other Animals. Both are charming, heartwarming, and funny.This book continues the stories of growing up in a foreign culture, in a warm wonderful place, and a with a fascination of the natural world.Durrell has such charming ways of describing the various bugs, beasts and fish, including their inner thoughts and dialog. His descriptions evoke the simpler time of childhood. His family is well done too. Very funny and long suffering.
bookheaven on LibraryThing 5 days ago
More funny stories about the author's life on Corfu. Love the sarcastic comments his brother Larry makes.
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