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Books by Gerald Durrell

Gerald Durrell was born in 1925 at Jamshedpur, India. In 1928 his family returned to England and then went to live on the Continent. They settled on the island of Corfu, and during this time he made a special study of zoology and kept a large number of local wild animals as pets. In 1945 he joined the staff of Whipsnade Park as a student keeper and in 1947 he financed, organized and led his first animal-collecting expedition to the Cameroons. He undertook numerous further expeditions, visiting Paraguay, Argentina, Sierra Leone, Mexico, Mauritius, Assam and Madagascar. His first television programme, 'Two in the Bush', was made in 1962 when he and his first wife travelled to New Zealand, Australia and Malaya. He went on to make seventy programmes out of his trips around the world. In 1959 he founded the Jersey Zoological Park, of which he was Director, and in 1964 he founded the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust. He was awarded the OBE in 1982.

As a self-described 'champion of small uglies', Durrell dedicated his life to the preservation of wildlife, and it is through his efforts that creatures such as the Mauritius pink pigeon and the Rodrigues fruit bat have avoided extinction. Encouraged to write about his life's work by his novelist brother Lawrence, Durrell published his first book, The Overloaded Ark, in 1953. It soon became a bestseller and he went on to write thirty-six other titles, including My Family and Other Animals, The Bafut Beagles, Encounters with Animals, The Drunken Forest, A Zoo in My Luggage, The Whispering Land, Menagerie Manor, The Amateur Naturalist, The Aye-Aye and I and, with Lee Durrell, Durrell in Russia.

Gerald Durrell died in 1995. Speaking about him to the Times Charles Secrett, Director of Friends of the Earth, said 'He was one of the first people to wake the world up to what was happening to the environment. His books and programmes helped a whole new generation of environmentalists come into being.'

Zoo in My Luggage By Gerald Durrell
Zoo in My Luggageby Gerald Durrell
Very Good
$22.49
inc. GST
Donkey Rustlers By Gerald Durrell
Donkey Rustlersby Gerald Durrell
Well Read
$21.49
inc. GST
My Family and Other Animals By Gerald Durrell
My Family and Other Animalsby Gerald Durrell
Well Read
$19.49
inc. GST
Menagerie Manor By Gerald Durrell
Menagerie Manorby Gerald Durrell
Good
$11.99
inc. GST
My Family and Other Animals By Gerald Durrell
My Family and Other Animalsby Gerald Durrell
Good
$214.99
inc. GST
New Noah, The (Puffin Books) By Gerald Durrell
New Noah, The (Puffin Books)by Gerald Durrell
Very Good
$14.99
inc. GST
Catch Me a Colobus By Gerald Durrell
Catch Me a Colobusby Gerald Durrell
Good
$11.99
inc. GST
New Noah By Gerald Durrell
New Noahby Gerald Durrell
Very Good
$11.99
inc. GST
Fantastic Flying Journey By Gerald Durrell
Fantastic Flying Journeyby Gerald Durrell
Very Good
$37.99
inc. GST
My Family and Other Animals By Gerald Durrell
My Family and Other Animalsby Gerald Durrell
Very Good
$19.99
inc. GST
Three Great Animal Stories By Gerald Durrell
Three Great Animal Storiesby Gerald Durrell
Very Good
$17.19
inc. GST
Marrying Off Mother and Other Stories By Gerald Durrell
Marrying Off Mother and Other Storiesby Gerald Durrell
Very Good
$13.69
inc. GST
Best Dog Stories By Gerald Durrell
Best Dog Storiesby Gerald Durrell
Like New
$17.19
inc. GST
Beasts In My Belfry By Gerald Durrell
Beasts In My Belfryby Gerald Durrell
Rare Books
$17.39
inc. GST
Old & Rare
Beasts in my Belfry By Gerald Durrell
Beasts in my Belfryby Gerald Durrell
Very Good
$13.69
inc. GST
Fillets of Plaice By Gerald Durrell
Fillets of Plaiceby Gerald Durrell
Very Good
$22.49
inc. GST
A Zoo in My Luggage By Gerald Durrell
A Zoo in My Luggageby Gerald Durrell
Very Good
$15.99
inc. GST
Rosy is My Relative By Gerald Durrell
Rosy is My Relativeby Gerald Durrell
Very Good
$17.99
inc. GST
Birds, beasts and relatives By Gerald Durrell
Birds, beasts and relativesby Gerald Durrell
Good
$11.99
inc. GST
Zoo in My Luggage By Gerald Durrell
Zoo in My Luggageby Gerald Durrell
Rare Books
$19.59
inc. GST
Old & Rare
Il naturalista a quattro zampe By Gerald Durrell
Il naturalista a quattro zampeby Gerald Durrell
Very Good
$51.99
inc. GST
A Bevy of Beasts (First Printing) By Gerald Durrell
A Bevy of Beasts (First Printing)by Gerald Durrell
Well Read
$20.49
inc. GST
Best Dog Stories By Gerald Durrell
Best Dog Storiesby Gerald Durrell
Very Good
$23.49
inc. GST
The Aye-aye and I By Gerald Durrell
The Aye-aye and Iby Gerald Durrell
Very Good
$27.99
inc. GST
June Book 1963 By Gerald Durrell
June Book 1963by Gerald Durrell
Rare Books
$19.89
inc. GST
Old & Rare
The Aye-aye and I By Gerald Durrell
The Aye-aye and Iby Gerald Durrell
Very Good
$16.99
inc. GST
My Family and Other Animals By Gerald Durrell
My Family and Other Animalsby Gerald Durrell
New
$21.99
inc. GST
Birds, Beasts and Relatives By Gerald Durrell
Birds, Beasts and Relativesby Gerald Durrell
Good
$12.99
inc. GST
Fillets of Plaice By Gerald. Durrell
Fillets of Plaiceby Gerald. Durrell
Very Good
$15.49
inc. GST
Two in the Bush By Gerald Durrell
Two in the Bushby Gerald Durrell
Rare Books
$23.19
inc. GST
Old & Rare
My Family and Other Animals By Gerald Durrell
My Family and Other Animalsby Gerald Durrell
Very Good
$22.49
inc. GST
Ourselves and Other Animals By Gerald Durrell
Ourselves and Other Animalsby Gerald Durrell
Good
$33.99
inc. GST
My Favourite Animal Stories By Gerald Durrell
My Favourite Animal Storiesby Gerald Durrell
Rare Books
$12.89
inc. GST
Old & Rare
Catch Me a Colobus By Gerald Durrell
Catch Me a Colobusby Gerald Durrell
Good
$11.99
inc. GST
Drunken Forest By Gerald Durrell
Drunken Forestby Gerald Durrell
Well Read
$17.19
inc. GST
Keeper By Gerald Durrell
Keeperby Gerald Durrell
Very Good
$17.49
inc. GST
Birds, Beasts and Relatives By Gerald Durrell
Birds, Beasts and Relativesby Gerald Durrell
Very Good
$36.99
inc. GST
Best Dog Stories By Gerald Durrell
Best Dog Storiesby Gerald Durrell
Very Good
$18.99
inc. GST