Book review: The Corfu Trilogy by Gerald Durrell


The Corfu TrilogyThe Corfu Trilogy by Gerald Durrell

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This lovely book just arrived from Bonn. Thank you so much dear TA!!

This trilogy is composed of the following books: My Family and Other Animals, Birds, Beasts and Relatives and The Garden of the Gods.

In this autobiography, the author describes the life of his family in the Greek island of Corfu , an island surrounded by several battles and conquests, including World War I and II.

The author, being a naturalist, describes how his family’s daily life intertwined with the local landscape and culture and there is no way that the reader wouldn’t smile while reading this magic book.

In 1958 Durrell founded the Jersey Zoological Park (now Durrell Wildlife Park) to house his growing collection of animals. In 1963, he founded the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust (now Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust), on 6 July 1963 to cope with the increasingly difficult challenges of zoo, wildlife and habitat management.


Les Augrès Manor, Jersey – headquarters of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. Princess Anne has been a patron of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust for 40 years.

His brother, Lawrence Durrell was also a famous and well-known writer, mainly due to his masterpiece The Alexandria Quartet.

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