The Corfu Trilogy

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The trilogy that inspired ITV’s tv series The Durrells.

Three classic tales of childhood on an island paradise – My Circle of relatives and Other Animals, Birds, Beasts and Relatives and The Garden of the Gods by Gerald Durrell – are to be had in a single edition for the first time in The Corfu Trilogy.

Just before the Second World War the Durrell Circle of relatives decamped to the glorious, sun-soaked island of Corfu where the youngest of the four children, ten-year-old Gerald, found out his passion for animals: toads and tortoises, bats and butterflies, scorpions and octopuses. Through glorious silver-green olive groves and across brilliant-white beaches Gerry pursued his obsession . . . causing hilarity and mayhem in his ever-tolerant Circle of relatives.

Durrell’s memories of those enchanted days gave upward thrust to those three classic tales, loved by generations of adults and children alike, which are actually to be had in one volume for the first time.

‘He has an uncanny knack of discovering human in addition to animal eccentrics’ Sunday Telegraph

‘A delightful book full of simple, well known things: cicadas within the olive groves, lamp fishing at night, the complexities of fish and animals – but, above all, childhood moulded by these things’ New York Times
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