Birds, Beasts, and Relatives

Birds, Beasts, and Relatives

eBook - 1978
Average Rating:
2
Rate this:
Open Road Media
The follow-up to My Family and Other Animals and the inspiration for The Durrells in Corfu: A naturalist’s memoir of his family’s time on a Greek island.

In the years before World War II, Gerald Durrell’s family left the gloomy shores of England for the sun-drenched island of Corfu. Against this picturesque backdrop, Durrell fondly recalls his family’s disorderly household and outrageous antics, including their interactions with locals of both human and animal varieties.
 
After a boyhood spent studying zoology and acquiring the island’s exotic insects, reptiles, birds, mammals, and sea creatures as pets, Durrell’s budding naturalism would later bloom into a passion for conservation that would last a lifetime.
 
Filled with clever observations, amusing anecdotes, and childlike wonder, Birds, Beasts and Relatives is half nature guide, half coming-of-age tale, and all charmingly funny memoir.
 
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate.
 


Publisher: New York :, Penguin Books,, 1978
Copyright Date: ©1969
ISBN: 9781504041669
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file,rda
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

m
m0k1m3
May 11, 2017

I read the first book "My Family and Other Animals" to my youngest in 1989 and it's has held a sweet place in my memory since. Was delighted to find this, equally charming and irresistible sequel. It delights as much as the first. Wonderful.

j
jennybeast
Aug 21, 2012

Durrell revisits his childhood on Corfu – since clearly he forgot some of the best stories, according to his family. Full of beautiful and silly reminiscences of a different time, a different place.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at SMCL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top