For the passionate young zoologist, Corfu was a natural paradise, teeming with strange birds and beasts that he could collect, watch and care for. But life was not without its problems - Gerald's family often objected to his animal-collecting activities, especially when the beasts wound up in the family's villa or even worse - the fridge! Book 3 of the trilogy.
BIRDS, BEASTS AND RELATIVES
The Durrell family returns to live on the island of Corfu, and already an ardent naturalist at the age of ten, the young Gerald lives in an unconventional and disordered household with his mother, sister and two brothers. Gerald spends hours observing and marvelling at the natural environment around him describing the island's beauty with a child-like wonder that he never fails to impart to his reader. Book 2 of the trilogy.
FILLETS OF PLAICE
Gerald Durrell's love for animals in all their forms is combined here with humorous anecdotes about his family for which he is so well known from My Family and Other Animals (9728). Larry, Margot, Leslie and Mother are all present and correct, but so too are spiders, lizards and water fleas.
HOW TO SHOOT AN AMATEUR NATURALIST
A humorous look at the Durrells' travels when making a TV series and the problems encountered in filming wild animals.
THE WHISPERING LAND
Sequel to ' A Zoo In My Luggage' (2341), this is the story of how Durrell and his wife's zoo-building efforts at England's Jersey Zoo led them to Argentina to look for South American specimens. From ocelots to penguins, fur seals to parrots, Durrell captures the landscape and its inhabitants with his signature charm and humour.