The follow up to My Family and Other Animals and the second book in The Corfu Trilogy, the beloved books that inspired ITV s television series The Durrells Just before the Second World War the Durrell family decamped to the glorious, sun soaked island of Corfu where the youngest of the four children, ten year old Gerald, discovered 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 family....
|Title||:||Birds, Beasts and Relatives (The Corfu Trilogy)|
|Number of Pages||:||577 Pages|
|File Size||:||582 KB|
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Birds, Beasts and Relatives (The Corfu Trilogy) Reviews
In the second book of the series about the Durrell family in Corfu, Gerald revisits some of the experiences already mentioned in the first book. He elaborates on the characters already introduced, and we learn how the Durrells influence the locals and how they are influenced by them. Of particular interest to Gerry are the parade of young men who serve as his tutors who struggle to teach him French, history, and other subjects his English mother feels it is important for a young Englishman to learn. Another of the most important characters is Roger, the dog who is brought from England and returns with the family when they go home .
I discovered this little jewel of a book years ago. I read it and passed it on to my sons, who loved it.
What a charming trilogy! The first of the books is my favorite, as the latter two simply revisit the story line, but in greater detail and touching on a few more obscure stories. I was transported to the island of Corfu by the author's lovely writing style and attention to detail. As a naturalist, his love of "all creatures great and small" shines through. It also had a good deal of very clever humor and is simply a truly enjoyable read. Highly recommended.
Since My Family and Other Animals is my favorite book of all time, this is just as fun. Watching this young child's interest in science and animals grow amidst his hysterically funny family dynamic is a great diversion for the times. There is another one to get later.
I love these books! The fact that they are non-fiction makes them better. His descriptions of the island and his family bring you right there with him. He truly gets excited finding a new critter! There is a little bit of me in these books.
I was introduced to Gerald's family when I lived in Israel--mid-'70's. My boyfriend had all of the books that existed at that time. Ever since returning to the States, I have given both My Family and Other Animals AND Birds, Beasts and Relatives to numerous friends and family I KNEW would appreciate everyone in them--especially Spiro--PLUS, I re-read them both every three- to four years to enjoy the various animals, Theodore, Muzzer, Lawrence, et al., along with the magenpies!!!
Equally funny and interesting as the first part. This is a very relaxing book that makes you want to go to Corfu and see the island for yourself.
I have been watching the series on PBS and thought the books would be fun to read. For me personally they are very dry. I wish I had just bought the first one to try out and not the whole series.