Fauna and Family

Fauna and Family

Gerald Durrell

... Gerald Durrell, the celebrated naturalist and founding father of the Jersey flora and fauna renovation belief, writes approximately his adventures with pals (human and animal), his kinfolk (including his brother Lawrence Durrell), and an entire military of welcome and unwelcome viewers to the enchanted island of Corfu, on which the Durrell kinfolk lived within the halcyon days earlier than the second one global War.

For the younger Gerald Durrell it used to be particularly a treasure apartment of unique creatures which he may perhaps acquire, watch, cherish and examine. however it was once no longer consistently a tranquil loved ones. The pursuits of the animals usually collided with these of the people, and Gerald's descriptions of the birds, lizards, and various fauna are between his top and such a lot memorable anecdotes, as are the tales of unique viewers -- a mysterious Indian, a supercilious aristocrat, an amorous Turkish gentelman, a foul-mouthed sea captain, etc who distrubed the Durrells' household peace and contributed to their entertainment.

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