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The Corfu Trilogy

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Jersey brought out stamps honouring the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust and Mauritius brought out a stamp based on a race of a rare gecko named after Durrell.

The Corfu Trilogy: My Family and Other Animals; Birds, Beasts

The family lived on Corfu until 1939, and this interval became the basis of Durrell's books My Family and Other Animals; Birds, Beasts, and Relatives; and The Garden of the Gods; plus a few short stories such as "My Donkey Sally".

Durrell moved Gerald, his sister Margo, and brother Leslie to the Greek island of Corfu to join her eldest son, Lawrence (Larry in the novel), who already lived there with his wife. In the mid-fifties, as Durrell became increasingly disenchanted with the way zoos were run, he began planning to open his own zoo and finally did in 1959 in Jersey.

The Corfu Trilogy - Archive.org The Corfu Trilogy - Archive.org

He also became a diplomat, married four times and ended up living in France after extensive travelling.For the passionate zoologist, Corfu was a natural paradise, teeming with strange birds and beasts that he could collect, watch and care for.

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